Audi tests new bi-directional charging for electric cars to store solar energy

Audi announced that it is testing a new bi-directional charging system for its electric vehicles with the goal to use them to store solar energy. Bi-directional charging, also known as Vehicle-to-Home (V2H) or Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G), has a great potential to create more value for electric vehicles through energy services. However, not many automakers are actively […]

Shasta College logging training program now licensed to sell timber

Students in Shasta College’s logging operations program are helping defer their program’s costs while they train. They’re selling logs they harvest to North State sawmills. It’s an income stream made possible by the college’s recently-acquired commercial timber operator license. That license means students in the college’s Heavy Equipment Logging Operations (HELO) program can learn all the steps involved […]

GES working on 114 MW of wind parks in Spain

Spanish renewables contractor Global Energy Services (GES) has announced it is currently building the 114-MW Alenza wind farm cluster in Zaragoza province. The company was contracted by funds managed by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) to execute the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) works for the 49.4-MW Las Majas 6B, the 49.4-MW Las Majas 6C and […]

Global Offshore Wind Pipeline Grows by 37 GW in a Year

The global pipeline of offshore wind energy projects which are operational, under construction, consented, or being planned has grown by 37 GW in the last twelve months, new research published by RenewableUK shows. This is an annual increase of 30%, from 122 GW twelve months ago to 159 GW now, RenewableUK’s latest Offshore Wind Project […]

Lightsource BP announces 50MW solar farm in Durham

Lightsource BP has got planning permission for a new 50MW solar farm near Castle Eden in Durham. The site, which is called the Hulam Solar Farm, will cover 180 acres and utilise bifacial solar panels to maximise efficiency. These were chosen after extensive field trials to discover the best way to gain higher returns from […]

Renewable energy giant unveils plans for two new wind farms

A renewable energy giant has unveiled plans to build two more wind farms in Scotland. Swedish company Vattenfall says the proposed developments in Dumfries and Galloway could together produce enough electricity to annually power around 300,000 homes. If the developments go ahead, each will be built alongside an energy storage battery plant. Vattenfall, which was […]

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