Oldham Council has partnered TRAILAR to trial fitting solar panels onto vehicles so as to charge the batteries while the vehicles are working.
Solar panels are being installed at Aldershot Station as part of a project exploring solar-powered railways.
Solar could provide 10% of the electricity needed to power the UK’s electrified train routes if connected directly, a new study has claimed.
The installation of a 49.5kWp solar power generating cycle shelter at Cambridge North railway station has been completed.
Almost £250 million is to be spent by the UK government on the development of batteries for electric vehicles over the next four years should the Conservatives be returned to Parliament in June.
Transport for London (TfL) is preparing the imminent launch of a tendering process for new solar installations on its own buildings, Solar Power Portal understands.
The government has set out its plans for the future of UK electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the UK, including requirements for smart technologies to allow chargepoints to help balance the grid.
Ecotricity has been named among the top ten disruptive companies in Britain for its work in developing the Electric Highway and its upcoming investment in the country’s first green gas mill.
As year on year sales of electric vehicles increase, the technology is forecast to experience a significant boom in the coming years. With charging infrastructure need to support deployment, David Pratt looks at the emerging market for charge points, and how installers can get involved.
Electric vehicle charging point supplier Chargemaster has signed a deal to take over Elektromotive and the Charge Your Car network in a sign of consolidation with the market.
Following the vote to leave Europe and its struggles to deploy renewable in heat and transport, the UK’s ability to meet 2020 EU targets is looking grim. David Pratt tracks the country’s progress to date and asks if the new government will still be committed post-Brexit.
Tesla’s claim of having “The World’s Fastest Charging Station” has been upheld by the UK’s advertising watchdog following a challenge by Ecotricity, which argued its claims could not be substantiated.
The UK will miss its legally binding targets for renewable energy according to the National Grid, which has claimed the progress required to meet the EU-set goals is beyond what can be achieved.