Nissan has entered the UK solar market, yesterday unveiling a new Nissan Energy Solar offer which promises to cut domestic energy bills by up to 66 per cent. The company, which debuted the new service at its Electric Ecosystem Experience showcase in Tenerife, said it would offer UK customers an “all-in-one solution” that combines rooftop solar panels and energy storage system. In addition, the package features an energy management system that seeks to optimise the use of solar power by better matching peaks in supply and demand.
Business Green 19th Jan 2018 read more »
Car manufacturer Nissan has become the latest major company to enter the UK solar market with a new domestic offering. Late yesterday Nissan announced the launch of Nissan Energy Solar, what it has described as an all-in-one solution to make UK homes more energy self-sufficient. The system will combine Nissan’s existing xStorage battery solution with a new solar offering and home energy management system which it says is capable of saving consumers as much as two-thirds on their energy bills.
Solar Power Portal 19th Jan 2018 read more »
If you ignore all advice and persevere with a thought or action, only to be proven wrong, the last four words you want to hear afterwards are ‘I told you so’. Since 2015 the Conservative government’s about-face on renewables policy has had significant and quite damaging impacts. Figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance this week demonstrate that investment in UK renewables more than halved last year, falling to levels that haven’t been so low in a decade. This week the Committee on Climate Change got in on the act. Amongst a litany of recommendations for action needed if the government is to meet its own statutory decarbonisation targets were further calls for a route to market for lowest-cost renewables, with the strong suggestion that it has the perfect mechanism to do so in Contracts for Difference. And it’s not exactly a marginal call here. In order to meet the fourth and fifth carbon budgets the CCC estimates that between 50 and 70TWh of new low carbon generation will be needed, and that’s even if all current green policies fulfil all expectations (spoiler alert: they won’t).
Solar Power Portal 18th Jan 2018 read more »