Solar

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 […]

Wood to build 190 MW of solar in Virginia

Wood, global engineering and consulting company, has secured two solar EPC contracts from an American power and energy company worth over $200 million. Wood was selected following a competitive tender process and will be responsible for delivering two major solar projects in Virginia with a combined output of 190 MW. The first project is a […]

UK’s ‘biggest solar park’ faces sunny future

What’s said to be the UK’s biggest solar photovoltaic (PV) array and storage park, has been given government approval. The Cleve Hill Solar Park, which is a joint venture between Hive Energy and Wirsol Energy, is located off the North Kent Coast. It will generate 50MW when complete. Alok Sharma, the Secretary of State for […]

Another 500 MW of unsubsidized solar for Denmark

Denmark is showing the way ahead for climate protection in Europe. The nation’s center-left government decided at the end of last year, Danish CO2 emissions should fall 70% from their 1990 levels by 2030. Most of Denmark’s opposition parties have backed the idea. To hit that target, the government is betting mainly on offshore wind […]

Statkraft to buy power from 35-MW UK solar park

Norwegian state-owned utility Statkraft AS will procure all the electricity generated by a 35-MW solar farm in England under a new hybrid power purchase and optimisation agreement. The company announced it signed the power purchase agreement (PPA) with Warrington Renewables (York) Limited, which is wholly-owned by the owner of the plant — the Warrington Borough […]

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