A group of researchers in the U.S. analyzed recent developments in efforts at dual land use projects, combining solar energy with habitat for pollinators and other wildlife. Based on recent projects and studies, they offer a list of best practices for developing the habitats; and warn that without careful oversight the promising concept could amount to little more than greenwashing.
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Challenger utility So Energy has launched a full-service solar and storage solution for its customers, following a successful trial in 2020. The package includes the installation of rooftop solar panels and a battery, allowing customers to generate and store their own renewable electricity. So Energy has developed an online portal that allows both new and existing customers to check their eligibility for the solution, as well as digitally map out solar panels on their rooftop to get an instant quote on the carbon and economic savings possible.
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Householders and commercial landlords are in line to benefit from a step-change in the generation, storage and use of renewable energy in their properties, several announcements from energy firms this week suggest. Energy supplier So Energy is offering a “first-of-a-kind” solar power and battery storage system to its customers, backed by an online service offering an instant quote on the money and carbon-savings they can achieve through the service. The system allows So Energy to remotely control consumers’ batteries to optimise their use, utilising data on projected home energy consumption, weather forecasts, and wholesale prices, as well as the carbon intensity and capacity of the grid, the company explained.
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