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Category Archives: Electricity

Scottish Power says UK will need to boost capacity

Article taken from BBC News: Britain will need to boost its generation of electricity by about a quarter, Scottish Power has estimated. The energy firm said electric cars and a shift to electric heating could send demand for power soaring. Its chief executive also said there would have to be a major investment in the wiring necessary to handle rapid charging of car batteries. Keith Anderson was speaking as the firm reached the milestone of 2,000 megawatts of wind power Read More...

Tesla completes its $2.6 billion acquisition of SolarCity

Article taken from The Verge: As expected, Tesla completed its $2.6 billion acquisition of SolarCity, a company spokesperson confirmed Monday. The deal unites two of Elon Musk’s companies, enabling the billionaire to sell both electric cars and solar roofs to his customers under one corporate brand. Last week, over 85 percent of Tesla shareholders approved the deal, which was first announced by Musk back in August. At the time, Tesla said that merging the two companies would allow them to scale Read More...