Bye bye book shelves, hello smart tech!

Almost three quarters (73%) of people have adopted smarter technologies in their homes. A new survey of 2,000 UK homeowners found around half of respondents think CD/DVD stands (52%) and a third believe bookshelves (34%) are becoming obsolete due to smarter solutions available on the market. Around four in 10 people say they’d like to […]

E.ON opens first storage project in US

E.ON has officially opened its first energy storage project in North America. The 10MW Iron Horse energy storage unit and accompanying 2MW solar facility at the University of Arizona’s Tech Park is now helping Tucson Electric Power (TEP) maintain reliable power for more than 400,000 customers by providing frequency regulation and voltage control support. TEP’s […]

Green tracks for Gorillaz in new solar-powered studio

Virtual band Gorillaz will soon be recording new songs generated solely by renewable energy. It has teamed up with energy supplier E.ON to develop a film and music studio powered by solar energy and battery storage. The E.ON Kong Solar Studio will be unveiled at Gorillaz’ Demon Dayz Festival next month, with artists recording songs […]

E.ON sales in first quarter down 7% from last year

E.ON’s sales in the first quarter of 2017 fell 7% year-on-year to around €10.5 billion (£8.9bn). The German energy firm said the drop in performance was in line with its expectations for the year, primarily due to operating in a “difficult business environment”. The company disclosed adjusted Earnings Before Interest & Tax (EBIT) of just above €1 billion […]

German rooftops catch the rays with Google’s tool

Google is extending its ‘Project Sunroof’ tool into Germany in a partnership with E.ON. The move from the technology giant and energy firm marks the first time the solar viability calculator has been available outside the US. Google’s technology, which allows householders to easily determine their home’s potential solar capacity, will cover around seven million buildings […]

E.ON’s district heating system ‘not fit for purpose’

E.ON’s district heating system on a regenerated London estate is “not fit for purpose”. That’s according to a new report from Fuel Poverty Action, which documents ongoing problems faced by residents on the Myatts Field North estate and Oval Quarter development in Lambeth. Rather than cutting costs and emissions, council residents and private leaseholders have reportedly […]

E.ON to invest in airborne wind power facility

E.ON is to invest in the development of an airborne wind technology demonstration site in Ireland. The energy supplier hopes to progress to the construction and operation stages of the offshore facility in County Mayo and has agreed to collaborate with Ampyx Power as the first user of the upcoming 2MW test system. E.ON says the […]

E.ON begins 10MW battery installation at CHP plant

E.ON has begun installing a 10MW battery at its biomass combined heat and power (CHP) plant. The 30MW Blackburn Meadows CHP plant near Sheffield is expected to produce enough power for around 40,000 homes by converting recycled waste wood into electricity. The 10MW lithium-ion battery being put into place there is the size of four […]

E.ON provides wind power to balance German grid

E.ON has joined a new initiative to use wind power to stabilise the German grid. The energy firm said a 26MW wind farm it manages in Mecklenburg-Western Pommerania has been pre-qualified for balancing services by transmission system operator 50Hertz, part of a two-year pilot phase. The electricity generated by the wind farm in Brandenburg will […]

E.ON unveils new smart meter mobile app

E.ON has unveiled a new smart meter management mobile app. The ‘E.ON See’ tool is being offered to some smart meter customers instead of a physical display and aims to allow them to accurately check data usage whenever and wherever they are. The energy firm says its near real time information on daily, weekly and […]