E.ON offers customers ‘virtual battery’ for solar

E.ON has announced it is offering its customers the chance to store their own solar power, without having to install batteries. The energy supplier will allow households to store unlimited amounts of self-generated electricity on virtual accounts after feeding the energy back to the company. This means they can save up an electricity credit balance […]

E.ON connects two battery storage units in Texas

Two battery storage facilities have been put into operation in the US by E.ON. The Texas Waves energy storage units, which have a capacity of 10MW each, are capable of reacting quickly to fluctuations in the power grid. They will provide ancillary services to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas market and are directly connected […]

E.ON builds 201MW wind farm in Texas

E.ON is building a 201MW onshore wind farm in Texas. The firm has begun construction of the Stella wind farm in Kenedy County, Texas, which will be powered by 67 3MW turbines from German manufacturer Nordex. The project is the 23rd wind farm E.ON is building in North America. E.ON has also started commercial operations […]

E.ON to offer five years of free solar with new EV

E.ON will offer five years of free solar power for buyers of its new electric vehicle (EV). The Big Six energy supplier is working with Swedish auto manufacturer Uniti to develop the Uniti One car, which is expected to be unveiled in 2019. The car’s €15,000 (£13,250) price tag will include the free energy, which […]

First power produced at 400MW UK offshore wind farm

  First power has been generated at the Rampion offshore wind farm off the coast of Sussex. The 400MW wind farm consists of 116 turbines and is expected to generate enough electricity to power almost 347,000 homes a year. That’s equivalent to around half the homes in Sussex. Turbine installation at the 400MW project began […]

German supermarket METRO to make solar savings

A German wholesaler has teamed up with E.ON to launch what it says is one of the largest solar and storage rooftop systems in the country. METRO Cash & Carry Deutschland will work with the supplier to install the renewable energy equipment on the roofs of 30 of its buildings, enabling it to generate its […]

E.ON partners to develop domestic smart systems

E.ON has invested in an Internet of Things (IoT) provider to help develop decentralised energy systems for the home. The Big Six provider’s partnership with German smart technologies provider Cuculus aims to create the equipment necessary for the intelligent house of the future, in which all systems will be connected with each other. Making disruptive […]

E.ON buys stake in mini wind turbine start-up

E.ON has bought a stake in a wind power start-up that provides small, on-site turbines for business customers. The energy giant invested in b.ventus through its German subsidiaries Avacon and E.DIS – the firm offers a single-source solution for companies to quickly and easily begin producing their own renewable power. The firm’s main product is […]

Electric driving speeds up with Autobahn chargers

E.ON and a German highway service station firm have teamed up to make it easier to drive an electric vehicle (EV) across the country. The energy giant’s collaboration with Tank & Rast aims to upgrade existing EV charging infrastructure to ultra-fast models along the autobahn between Flensburg and Munich. More than 90 motorway service stations […]

E.ON to scrap standard variable energy tariff

Energy supplier E.ON has announced plans to phase out the controversial standard variable tariffs (SVTs) from next year. The company believes SVTs “have had their day” so they will no longer be the default option for customers coming to the end of their existing tariff. They will instead have the option to “roll over” to […]