Solarplicity Set to Install Solar PV on 800,000 Low-Income Homes

Solarplicity has set out plans to install solar PV panels on the rooftops of up to 800,000 homes in the next five years, as part of a £1bn programme to help the poorest households across England and Wales save hundreds of pounds a year in energy costs. The scheme, which …

Orlando Becomes 40th City to Commit to 100% Renewable Energy

The Orlando City Commission unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday establishing a goal to move Orlando to 100 percent clean and renewable energy by 2050. Orlando is now the largest city in Florida to make such a commitment and joins a growing movement of more than three dozen cities nationwide that …

E.ON Trails New Green Growth Strategy

German utility giant E.ON has today announced plans to launch of a green energy investment strategy to lead the firm into the “new energy world”. The announcement came as part of E.ON’s half year results, which saw the utility largely recover from its “extraordinarily weak” first quarter to boost earnings …

Mongoose Energy Completes Financing for 15MW Community Solar Battery Farm

Mongoose Energy has completed financing for a 14.7MW solar-plus-battery farm in Stratford-Upon-Avon, in what it claims will be the UK’s biggest ever community energy project. The Drayton Manor site has been designed, built and will be maintained by renewable energy developer Anesco, with the financing deal announced today set to …

OVO Energy Powers Up Smart Electric Vehicle Charging Drive

Energy supplier OVO Energy has today launched a suite of new services designed to support the growing market for electric vehicle (EVs) and related smart grid technologies. The company announced that it has entered into a partnership with an EV charging network operator, which will see OVO provide 100 per …

Siemens Hull Factory Ships First Ever Wind Turbine Blades

The first batch of offshore wind turbine blades to be manufactured at Siemens new factory in Hull are today on their way to the Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm, off the North Norfolk coast. The company announced that the blades have been successfully loaded on to the Sea Installer vessel …

Record Amounts of Green Energy Added to Global Grid in 2016

The world is still building new wind and solar farms at breakneck speed despite a slowdown in investment coming into the sector, new figures published today by REN21 reveal. A record 161GW of new clean energy capacity was added to the grid in 2016, bumping up global capacity by nine …