Solar panels for rent: Tesla launches new offer

CEO Elon Musk says while it is still better to buy solar panels, the rental option ‘makes the economics obvious’

Western Power Distribution and Anesco sign Demand Side Management Agreement

The deal is thought to be among of the first of its kind signed in the UK

US announces $40m in funding for new hydrogen tech

The new financing aims to enable affordable and reliable large-scale hydrogen generation, transport, storage and utilisation

Banks Renewables behind CfD legal challenge

It has launched judicial review proceedings against what it says is the government’s discrimination of onshore wind in favour of offshore wind in its CfD auctions

Audi e-tron becomes first EV to score maximum safety rating

It received the maximum score from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety after being assessed across six different crash tests

World’s longest turbine blade arrives for testing in the UK

The Haliade-X 12MW offshore turbine blade is bigger than nine London buses or the pitch at Wembley Stadium

World’s most powerful tidal turbine to be built in Scotland

Orbital Marine Power has awarded the multi-million-pound manufacturing contract for its ‘O2’ tidal stream turbine to TEXO Group, which will build the technology at its quayside facilities in Dundee

Softbank Vision Fund invests $110m in Swiss energy storage start-up

Energy Vault claims its technology enables renewables to deliver baseload power for less than the cost of fossil fuels 24 hours a day

BP Chargemaster plugs in its first ultra-fast EV chargers in Britain

The two new 150kW chargers are the first in a planned rollout of 400 ultra-fast charging points at BP sites by the end of 2021

UK power failures ‘demonstrate need for fast response tech like batteries’

Regen and the Electricity Storage Network say the government and Ofgem must increasingly value these technologies in the Capacity Market