Solar inverter and EV charger trial saves thousands driving on sunshine

Solar inverter and EV charger trial saves thousands driving on sunshine

Small business owners Garth James had the unique opportunity of trialling the new inverter from SolarEdge, which was first introduced to the Australian market in late 2019, as reported by The Driven.

Utrecht rooftops to be ‘greened’ with plants and mosses in new plan

Utrecht rooftops to be ‘greened’ with plants and mosses in new plan

Every roof in the city district of Utrecht is to be “greened” with plants and mosses or have solar panels installed under plans driven by the success of a similar scheme for the municipality’s bus stops.

Australia’s first EV “subscription” service to give drivers taste of electric cars

Australia’s first EV “subscription” service to give drivers taste of electric cars

Blinker’s subscription service will allow drivers to try out an electric vehicle for a period without the commitment of a high upfront cost, and experience the day to day perks, and pitfalls, of owning an EV.Blinker managing director and co-founder Michael Higgins tells The Driven, that manufacturers, dealers and startups are looking to use the platform to provide electric vehicles on a subscription basis.

What is driving Tesla’s stratospheric rise?

What is driving Tesla’s stratospheric rise?

As recently reported in a Feb 06 article by Giles Parkinson in The Driven, “… some analysts believe that we’ve seen nothing yet, and if Tesla can master its full self-driving technology, the stock could be worth up to $4 trillion by 2024.”.

Energy Transition 2.0: Solutions for whole system decarbonisation

Energy Transition 2.0: Solutions for whole system decarbonisation

Energy transition is happening across Europe, driven by net-zero policy targets and innovation, but the sector still accounts for two-thirds of Europe’s emissions.Join 300 major stakeholders from power, heat and transport to discuss the decarbonisation of Europe’s energy systems at the Energy Transition 2.0 Europe.

Telsa Models X and 3 ranked among Australia’s Top 3 safest cars for 2019

Telsa Models X and 3 ranked among Australia’s Top 3 safest cars for 2019

Source: IIHS.The Driven.The Tesla Model 3 ran a very close third with an overall score of 89.4% averaged over the four key areas of assessment.

After a huge 2019, RenewEconomy and The Driven are looking forward to 2020

After a huge 2019, RenewEconomy and The Driven are looking forward to 2020

In 2019, page views for RenewEconomy will top 11 million for the first time, and that is despite parking most of its electric vehicle coverage in our new sister site, www.

KPI-Based Guarantees Will Unlock 300MW of Commercial Storage-as-a-Service

KPI-Based Guarantees Will Unlock 300MW of Commercial Storage-as-a-Service

When Honeywell announced in September that it would partner with Toronto, Canada-based NRStor C&I to deploy what the companies assert is the largest behind-the-meter energy storage program in the world, it emphasized that the partnership was driven by the belief that energy storage can deliver unique cost and sustainability benefits for commercial customers.

From Science Project to Money Maker: Energy Storage Hits Inflection Point

From Science Project to Money Maker: Energy Storage Hits Inflection Point

“That was the first project Greensmith ever did in the company’s history that was driven primarily by the financial returns of the project to their customers,” said Risto Paldanius, director of business development for Wärtsilä Energy Storage, Solar and Integration division, who played a key role during the Greensmith acquisition by Wärtsilä in 2017.

Tesla releases video of Model 3 arrival Down Under and calls itself a kangaroo

Tesla releases video of Model 3 arrival Down Under and calls itself a kangaroo

Tesla actually commenced deliveries last Tuesday, as reported by The Driven, however the post on Twitter is a clear signal to the rest of the developed world – where the shift to electric mobility is well under way – that Australia is slowly but surely beginning the long road to catch up.

Yotta gotta lotta $$, module pricing down, insurance for C&I, SMA’s 4.6 MW inverter, more!

Yotta gotta lotta $$, module pricing down, insurance for C&I, SMA’s 4.6 MW inverter, more!

APA Solar Racking got into the brief because they sent cool pictures of their hardware deployed: “The TITAN series is a 3-rail system that features an asymmetrical clamping design.The TITAN Series comes standard with either a single driven C-pile or a Dual Screw foundation.” Source – APA Solar Racking.

Test Drive: Tesla Model 3 not just a game-changer, it’s a mind-changer

Test Drive: Tesla Model 3 not just a game-changer, it’s a mind-changer

To read the full version of this story on RenewEconomy’s electric vehicle dedicated site, The Driven, click here.More : electric cars , model 3 , review , Tesla , transition.

Enphase Shares Soar as Turnaround Gains Steam

Enphase Shares Soar as Turnaround Gains Steam

Enphase on Tuesday reported growing revenues and profits for the second quarter of 2019, driven by increasing shipments of its latest generation of solar microinverters in North America and Europe as well as consistent growth for its AC module products.

Energy Insiders Podcast: Mining industry turns to wind, solar, batteries and hydrogen

Energy Insiders Podcast: Mining industry turns to wind, solar, batteries and hydrogen

You can find this and more episodes of Energy Insiders, as well as our other podcasts including the EV-focused The Driven and Solar Insiders here or on your favourite podcast platform.

Global Offshore Wind O&M Spend to Exceed $12 Billion by 2028

Global Offshore Wind O&M Spend to Exceed $12 Billion by 2028

“We expect average opex across Europe to drop by 57 percent between 2019 and 2028, mainly driven by larger turbine ratings, improved turbine reliability and economies of scale in service (due to larger-scale projects), new service practices and clustering opportunities," said Shimeng Yang, report lead and senior offshore wind analyst with Wood Mackenzie.

Tesla Model 3 certified for Australian market, with two variants and towing capacity

Tesla Model 3 certified for Australian market, with two variants and towing capacity

This also has some serious implications for price – as noted previously in The Driven, the availability of a SRP Model 3 could mean the best-selling electric sedan might hit the Australian market in the same price range as Hyundai’s all-electric Kona, up to $65,000.

RenewEconomy hits 40 million milestone, expands reporting team

RenewEconomy hits 40 million milestone, expands reporting team

In 2018, RenewEconomy reached more than 10 million page views for the calendar year for the first time, and 2019 indicates further growth – despite the launch of its new sister site – The Driven – that is focused on electric vehicle news and analysis.

Wind curtailment falls to one per cent in South Australia

Wind curtailment falls to one per cent in South Australia

In its report released on Tuesday, AEMO said the reduction in curtailment over the first few months of 2019 was driven by increased availability of wind and solar generation in the region, comparatively fewer periods of high wind conditions, and changes to operating guidance.

Paradise Lost: Reimagining the California Dream With Community Microgrids

Paradise Lost: Reimagining the California Dream With Community Microgrids

We have the technology now to rebuild with renewables-driven Community Microgrids that incorporate electric vehicles (EVs) and efficient, all-electric buildings. We can create a secure energy paradigm based on Community Microgrids even more cost-effectively than rebuilding existing outdated infrastructure.

US energy consumption hit a record high in 2018 — driven mostly by fossil fuels

US energy consumption hit a record high in 2018 — driven mostly by fossil fuels

The United States has made substantial progress in cutting emissions from electricity, largely by switching natural gas for coal in electricity generation.

The Driven Podcast: Biofuels, batteries, or hydrogen

The Driven Podcast: Biofuels, batteries, or hydrogen

Now the head of consulting group Davanz, Moroz joins The Driven podcast to discuss the pros and cons of various options facing Australia – from biofuels to batteries and hydrogen fuel cells, and which part of the transport chain could be best suited for each technology.

Global storage market to grow more than 13-fold by 2024

Global storage market to grow more than 13-fold by 2024

Wood Mackenzie recorded a total of 3.3 GW/6 GWh of energy storage deployed in 2018, a 140% year-over-year growth.“Half of this GW capacity was front-of-the meter (FTM), driven by accessible ancillary service revenues in key markets,” continued Manghani.

Global Energy Storage to Hit 158 Gigawatt-Hours by 2024, Led by US and China

Global Energy Storage to Hit 158 Gigawatt-Hours by 2024, Led by US and China

China saw a 40-percent year-over-year energy storage market growth in 2018, driven by more than 300 megawatts, or nearly 500 megawatt-hours, of utility-scale deployment.

Renewable energy reached 1 - 3 of global power capacity at the end of 2018

Renewable energy reached 1 - 3 of global power capacity at the end of 2018

Renewable capacity expansion continues to be driven mostly by new installations of solar and wind energy, which accounted for 84% of all new capacity installed in 2018, finally pushing the overall share of hydro to just under 50%. The annual increase was bolstered by new additions from solar and wind energy, which accounted for 84% of the growth.

Facebook, Google, General Motors, Walmart and hundreds of other companies launch Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance, targeting 60 gigawatts of corporate renewables by 2025

Facebook, Google, General Motors, Walmart and hundreds of other companies launch Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance, targeting 60 gigawatts of corporate renewables by 2025

"Never before has such a diverse group of organizations, from every industry, come together to form an association with a single, market-focused, mission-driven vision of a zero-carbon energy future," said REBA's inaugural CEO and former US Air Force executive, Miranda Ballentine.

Solar Insiders Podcast: What is going on in Victoria?

Solar Insiders Podcast: What is going on in Victoria?

There’s a lot happening in the solar industry in Victoria at the moment. All this and more in the latest Solar Insiders podcast, which you can find here or on your favourite platform, along with past episodes and our Energy Insiders and The Driven podcasts .Solar Analyticsis a proud sponsor of Solar Insiders. PVsellis a proud sponsor of Solar Insiders

Data-driven modeling and estimation of lithium-ion battery properties

Data-driven modeling and estimation of lithium-ion battery properties

Credit: Data Science Institute at Columbia Professors Matthias Preindl and Alan West, two Columbia professors, are developing a machine-learning model that can more accurately estimate a Li-Ion battery's charge level.

Musk unveils Tesla’s cut price electric SUV, Tesla Model Y

Musk unveils Tesla’s cut price electric SUV, Tesla Model Y

The Driven Tesla CEO and founder Elon Musk has finally added form and the shape of a new model to complete his promised electric vehicle acronym S3XY, with the launch of the all-electric, hopefully mass-market Model Y SUV .

Entergy VP: We Have to Fundamentally ‘Reshape the Grid’

Entergy VP: We Have to Fundamentally ‘Reshape the Grid’

You certainly can, but the way we utilize data and utilize optimization today versus how we will do it in the future — and being driven by things like IOT, interoperability, 5G — security will become a benefit associated with distributing your computing power.

SCE time of use

SCE time of use

Mr. Bouchy’s claim that the new on-peak time-of-use period is driven by “pursuit of short-term profit” is false, since California’s investor-owned utilities, Southern California Edison, Pacific Gas & Electric and San Diego Gas & Electric do not profit from purchasing energy on behalf of customers.