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Articles by Joshua Hill

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UK govt launches £246m battery storage investment round

UK govt launches £246m battery storage investment round

UK government launches four-year, £246m investment round to boost research and development in battery technology.

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Wind Power = 124% of Scotland’s home electricity needs January–June 2017

Wind Power = 124% of Scotland’s home electricity needs January–June 2017

Record wind energy generation in Scotland in June helped lift total generation to the equivalent electrical needs of 124% of Scottish households.

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GTM predicts 27% drop in solar prices by 2022

GTM predicts 27% drop in solar prices by 2022

GTM highlights what is becoming an increasingly common refrain these days — solar prices continue to fall, and they’re not slowing down.

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Oil majors risk trillions in stranded projects in 2⁰C world

Oil majors risk trillions in stranded projects in 2⁰C world

New report finds that $2.3 trillion worth of projects are inconsistent with goals and objectives of limiting global warming to 2⁰C.

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DONG Energy to integrate battery storage into Burbo Bank offshore wind farm

DONG Energy to integrate battery storage into Burbo Bank offshore wind farm

Danish wind energy giant DONG Energy plans to integrate a self-proclaimed “first of its kind wind power and battery hybrid system” to off shore wind farm.

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EU energy auctions yield record low onshore wind prices

EU energy auctions yield record low onshore wind prices

Two recent EU renewable energy auctions in Germany and Spain have yielded not only significant interest in onshore wind power, but record low prices.

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Trump appoints renewables critic to head renewables office

Trump appoints renewables critic to head renewables office

In another we-wish-it-were-baffling appointment, Donald Trump has put renewables critic Daniel Simmons in charge of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

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Saudi Arabia to offer more than 1GW of solar & wind in new tender

Saudi Arabia to offer more than 1GW of solar & wind in new tender

The plans are part of the Saudi Arabia’s recently-announced intention to grow its renewable energy sources and spur development of wind and solar.

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German auction attracts first subsidy-free offshore wind deal

German auction attracts first subsidy-free offshore wind deal

Germany’s first competitive auction for offshore wind projects included what is likely one of the world’s first subsidy-free offshore wind projects.

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E.ON invests in innovative drone-based airborne wind energy

E.ON invests in innovative drone-based airborne wind energy

German utility giant E.ON to invest in airborne wind energy, an innovative type of wind energy based around offshore tethered drones.

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Iron Mountain data centres powered 100% by renewable electricity

Iron Mountain data centres powered 100% by renewable electricity

Iron Mountain Incorporated announced this week that its Data Centre business is now 100% powered by renewable electricity thanks to a newly signed 15-year PPA.