A study of 230 electric vehicles found only 25% of charging happens during peak demand periods. Their patterns of use also mean spare battery capacity could be fed into the grid at these times.
To achieve low or even no electricity bills, there are three areas owners of home solar systems should focus on getting right.
Some of the key articles from our coverage of the war in Ukraine over the past week.
Shifting to renewables means many more high voltage powerlines. But these powerlines are seeing strong pushback from farmers and rural communities. Are there any alternatives?
Five essential reads on why South Africa is failing to keep the lights on.
If South Africa fails to implement the 2019 Integrated Resource Plan, it will lead to the demise of Eskom as an energy producer as users turn to alternative electricity sources.
Climate change is affecting hydropower in different ways across the country.
The largest category of power plants applying to connect to the US grid are now solar, and over a third of those are hybrids that include battery storage.
It’s evidence of political solidarity and a strengthening of ties between Ukraine and the EU.
Every few centuries the sun blasts the Earth with a huge amount of high-energy particles. If it were to happen today, it would wreak havoc on technology.
A team of researchers found 35,000 pairs of existing reservoirs, lakes and old mines in the US that could be turned into long-term energy storage – and they don’t need dams on rivers.
Renewable energy is expanding at a record pace, but still not fast enough. Here are the key areas to watch for progress in bringing more wind and solar into the power grid in 2022.
Almost one in three Australian homes now have solar panels – but as even more solar systems are installed, we face a growing challenge of managing temporary solar shutdowns.
The ins and out of South Africa’s national power grid and why Eskom keeps tripping the switch.
Developments in the energy sector shouldn’t be reduced to technological sophistication. They should be guided by how they improve the livelihoods of the intended beneficiaries.
Three experts explain a few aspects of American infrastructure that desperately need investment.
Nigeria’s attempt at privatising its power infrastructure hasn’t been without challenges but they are not insurmountable.
Australia has a lot of work to do to overcome the challenges facing electric vehicles users, starting with the lack of a comprehensive national charging network.
Nigeria’s unreliable power supply comes with a triple challenge of social, economic and environmental costs.
Researchers have made some of the most accurate clocks imaginable in recent years, but the trick is harnessing those clocks to electronics. Using lasers to tune microwaves bridges the gap.