Renewable Energy

Solar and batteries in demand as Coronavirus encourages shift to “self-reliance”

By |2020-03-24T16:03:36+00:00March 25th, 2020|Battery Storage, Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Opinion, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery|

Concerns around the impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic on the Australian solar industry have shifted from supply to demand as manufacturers in China resume business-almost-as-usual, but the local economy braces for a major hit. In a Smart Energy Council-led webinar on Thursday morning, industry leaders talked over the impact of the COVID-19 – on

ScottishPower seeks to challenge greenwashing with new 100% renewable tariff

By |2020-03-16T16:59:39+00:00March 18th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Wind|

ScottishPower has announced from today all new domestic fixed price tariffs will use 100% renewable energy that will be sourced entirely from its own wind farms. This will mean that all of the power generated by the company’s wind farms will be used exclusively by its domestic and commercial customers. Money made from the

Nationwide to incentivise green home improvements with new mortgages

By |2020-03-04T09:04:46+00:00March 5th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Nationwide has today (10 February) announced it is to make £1 billion available for borrowers to reduce the carbon footprint of their homes. The £1 billion will be available to “kickstart” green home improvements and retrofitting, by offering a new range of green mortgages. These will have preferential rates for those buying a new-build

Emissions flatline in 2019 thanks to surge in clean energy

By |2020-03-04T08:56:22+00:00March 4th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery, Wind|

Emissions flatlined in 2019 thanks to advances in clean energy, according to new research by the International Energy Agency (IEA). For the second year, emissions were 33 gigatonnes, despite a growth in the world economy of 2.9%. Globally emissions declined by some 170 million tonnes (Mt) in the power sector, or 1.2%, bringing many

Ofgem sets out nine-point plan to prioritise climate crisis

By |2020-02-21T13:00:11+00:00February 21st, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy|

Regulator aims to support investment in low-carbon technology while protecting households from price rises Britain’s energy regulator has said it will change how it governs the industry to help meet the government’s climate targets, after coming under fire for failing to prioritise the climate emergency. The regulator published a wide-ranging climate action plan on

Tesla Powerwall battery saves family $5,700 on electric bill

By |2020-02-11T18:09:44+00:00February 16th, 2020|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Opinion, Powerwall, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Huge savings after just four years I’ve been toying with the idea of installing solar panels and a Tesla Powerwall in my house for a long time, but I haven’t because I wasn’t entirely convinced about the long term savings. This story of an Australian household saving $5,700 on electricity bills may have changed

MCS reveals battery storage certification standard

By |2020-02-11T18:04:05+00:00February 15th, 2020|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) has published its standard for the installation of battery energy storage systems. The scheme comes after several months of development, with input from Tesla, sonnen, Moixa, Powervault, the Solar Trade Association (STA) and the Renewable Energy Association, among others. It is set to complement the certification of other microgeneration

British Gas’ 100% renewable Green Future tariff faces criticism for REGO ‘shortcuts’

By |2020-02-11T18:01:28+00:00February 14th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy|

Centrica’s British Gas became the latest UK supplier to offer a green tariff last week, with the launch of its Green Future Plus July 2022 tariff. The tariff offers 100% renewable electricity, and Green Gas, 10% of which is sourced from biomethane produced by renewables and the remaining 90% of which is carbon offset

My Journey 3: Big Changes Afoot

By |2020-02-10T19:36:14+00:00February 10th, 2020|Battery Storage, Blog, Electric Vehicles, Energy and Climate Change, Our Uncertain Future, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Work Life While I learnt more about climate change and became more interested in electric vehicles and renewables I continued my existing full-time job working in the oil and gas industry. However I increasingly felt contradictions between my industry and what I was learning about carbon emissions and climate change. In 2010, as we

Creating Energy Independence With Solar Panels And Storage Battery Systems In The Home

By |2020-02-04T23:18:02+00:00February 9th, 2020|Battery Storage, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery|

When designing a house, one of the most important issues is energy efficiency. That means there needs to be the right amount of insulation in the foundation, walls and roof, energy efficient windows, and well placed on the periphery of the house. The house also should be placed on the property for optimal solar

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