Tagged Batteries

HMRC pushes steep VAT increase for new solar-battery systems

By Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent Treasury proposes rise from 5% to 20%, while the tax on coal will stay at lower rateHomes hoping to shrink their carbon footprints by installing a solar-battery system face a steep VAT increase from October under new laws proposed by HMRC.The Treasury put forward legislation on Monday to raise VAT…

The real energy revolution is happening in our homes

By Darren Miller To make energy more affordable and future-proof our grid, we must better coordinate rooftop solar, batteries and other devices owned by consumers. The post The real energy revolution is happening in our homes appeared first on RenewEconomy. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renew Economy

The 2019 Grid Edge Investment Landscape

By [email protected] This week’s Grid Edge Innovation Summit 2019 conference in San Diego covered a broad range of technologies that are changing the nature of the electricity system, from distributed energy resources (DERs) like rooftop solar PV, behind-the-meter batteries and plug-in electric vehicles, to the software, systems and services meant to optimize and orchestrate their…

Best Portable Solar Chargers of 2019

By Kailey Fralick The best portable solar chargers give you the freedom to take your electronic devices into the great outdoors without fear of dead batteries. Solar panel technology has improved, but there are still considerable differences in the quality of portable solar… Read More The post Best Portable Solar Chargers of 2019 appeared first…

Designing & producing battery-electric power trains

The Workhorse Group designs and produces battery-electric power trains in its 50,000 sq. ft. facility in Loveland, OH for its new Workhorse chassis. Workhorse’s approach to building its battery electric power trains uses proven, automotive-grade, mass-produced parts coupled with its custom designed, proprietary control software. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Electric Vehicles…

Refurbished wind turbines to help power W.A. garnet mine

By Sophie Vorrath ARENA backs ground-breaking fringe-of-grid project using 2.5MW of second-hand wind turbines, with 1MW solar and 2MW/0.5MWh lithium-ion battery. The post Refurbished wind turbines to help power W.A. garnet mine appeared first on RenewEconomy. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renew Economy

NantEnergy discusses how zinc-air batteries can solve long-duration problems

By Kelly Pickerel Solar Power World spoke with Carl Mansfield, VP of system solutions for NantEnergy, about the company’s attempt to take zinc-air batteries mainstream. NantEnergy, which acquired Sharp’s energy storage division and its lithium know-how last year, is improving a zinc-air/lithium hybrid storage system for the C&I and microgrid markets. Mansfield said that finding…

Lead batteries poised to support electric vehicle charging stations

Plans to introduce lead battery-supported electric vehicle charging stations have moved a step closer thanks to funding through a competitive grant awarded by the U.S. state of Missouri, made possible by funds from the U.S. Department of Energy State Energy Program. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Electric Vehicles Research

REC Solar developing 1-MW California high school solar+storage system

By Billy Ludt REC Solar, a subsidiary of Duke Energy Renewables, is developing a solar-plus-storage project for Pleasanton Unified School District in Pleasanton, California. The project will include 1 MW of solar carports and a 660-kWh battery energy storage system at Pleasanton Unified’s Amador Valley High School. “For many years it has been our goal…

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