Renewable energy industry news roundup: Sept. 13–20, 2015

In recent renewable energy news, solar PV installments are driving up home values, supplemental batteries and software are addressing power flow fluctuation from wind energy and the EPA is investigating Volkswagen for untrue claims about a few “clean diesel” models.

Renewable energy industry news roundup: Sept. 13–20, 2015

VW cheats EPA tests, faces up to $18 billion in fines

West Virginia University students studying the emissions of Volkswagen’s “clean” TDI diesel cars discovered the vehicles were equipped with defeat devices, used to detect emissions testing and deactivate certain control systems. The models equipped with these devices actually produce up to 40 times more nitrogen oxide and other dangerous emissions – and VW has some explaining to do.

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