SolarPower Europe says in a new report that households in Germany, Spain, and Italy can more than triple their savings by pairing PV with heat pumps. It said this combination helped families to save between 62% and 84% on their annual energy bills in 2022.
TVS Motor has signed a memorandum of understanding with Tata Power to create a regular AC charging and a DC fast-charging network for its electric two-wheelers. The two companies will also explore opportunities to use solar energy to power select TVS Motor locations.
A French start-up has developed a concrete flywheel to store solar energy in an innovative way. Currently being tested in France, the storage solution will be initially offered in France’s overseas territories and Africa.
Siemens will provide smart charging infrastructure solutions for Switch Mobility’s commercial electric vehicle customers in India. It will also collaborate on implementing innovative business models such as eMobility-as-a-Service, Vehicle-to-Grid, and on-site/off-site renewable energy sources by leveraging batteries from commercial vehicles.
A new report says that combining rooftop solar with storage presents an enormous opportunity for India as the combination becomes economically viable soon. It highlights the best practices from Australia—a nation with the world’s highest rooftop solar capacity per person—to serve as a guide in planning for this integration.
The hill state in northern India has added the electric bus footprint with the service flagged off in the capital city Dehradun. The state government plans to start 30 such eco-friendly electric buses in this financial year. The buses, supplied by Olectra Greentech, will run in Dehradun, Mussoorie, Rishikesh and Haridwar.
The Solar Energy Corporation of India has extended the bidding for its off-grid solar and storage project in Himalayas. The revised deadline is now December 21.
Electric vehicles will account for 65-75% of new three-wheeler (3W) sales by 2030. Intra-city transport buses will see 25-40% EV penetration and two-wheelers 25-35%. In four-wheeler passenger vehicles, the market will be driven by shared mobility, while just 10-15% of new car sales for personal mobility will be electric.
The electronics manufacturer says it will switch focus to solar panels and lithium battery storage as it launches an inverter series for rooftop PV.
The second phase of the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid) and Electric Vehicles program offers purchase incentives for electric and hybrid vehicles and also supports charging infrastructure.
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