Government keen to avoid FiT ‘bonanza’ as consultation looks set for further delay

The government is keen to avoid a “bonanza” of people “gaming the system” as it continues to mull a replacement for the small-scale feed-in tariff scheme.However the industry looks set for yet...

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Beyond Bitcoin: how blockchains can empower communities to control their own energy supply

As the cost of solar panels, wind generation and battery storage falls, individual households and consumers are increasingly generating their own electricity, becoming less reliant on the power...

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Solar could be UK’s ‘dominant’ source of power by 2030

Solar PV could be the UK’s most significant power generation technology by as early as 2030, with 33GW of installed capacity, according to National Grid.Today’s Future Energy Scenarios release,...

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The year of large-scale storage: UK's new capacity to top 500MW in 2018

Halfway through 2018 and large-scale battery storage in the UK has reached over 450MW installed capacity, with around 250MW being completed this year alone. This is made up of projects bigger than...

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Grab the ‘golden opportunity’ to go green: UK urged to ditch nuclear in favour of renewables

The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has urged the government to take up the “golden opportunity” to go green and ditch its nuclear vision in favour of cheaper renewables.The...

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Are Two Inverters Better Than One?

There are two main approaches to Inverters when installing a solar and battery system in the home, and there are pros and cons to each. This blog highlights the main advantages and disadvantages...

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Home storage sales rocket

Australia’s energy and environment minister has hailed the country’s accelerating residential energy storage sales as a report has emerged from Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel which says the...

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What drove 2017’s record-breaking Storage deployment figures?

Clean energy news coverage often focuses on the successes and big strides taken forward by the industry in ‘record-breaking terms’: “world’s biggest battery,” “first hybrid to combine storage with...

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UK’s ‘largest’ battery storage facility completed

A battery storage facility claimed to be the largest in the UK has been completed.It has a total capacity of 49.9MW and is located at Stocking Pelham near the town of Bishop’s Stortford, according...

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What's New In Solar Energy Research In 2018?

Before I answer the main question, let me set the stage as a background to understand the trends. Solar energy is such a vast energy resource that it can be used for any of our everyday needs,...

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NEW REPORT PREDICTS RISE OF RENEWABLES & DEATH OF COAL

Each year, Bloomberg New Energy Finance peers far into the future to predict the trends that will shape energy markets in the years to come. Its New Energy Outlook 2018 report has just been...

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Europe’s battery storage market charged up by 49% in 2017

This followed a trend of steady growth since 2015 and brought the continent to a total storage capacity of 589MWh

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Stationary storage will follow EVs in gaining public confidence

BYD has just opened a gigawatt-scale lithium battery factory in Qinghai Province, a few days after a senior company representative told Energy-Storage.news that, like electric vehicles (EVs), it...

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40% off batteries for farmers

The deadline of 3rd December is approaching for submitting your grant application to receive up to £1,000,000 grant funding to support a battery storage system that increases farm productivity....

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Solar delivers more electricity than any other technology as heatwave continues

The UK’s solar output topped that of any other generation technology over the weekend as the UK’s heatwave continues the record-breaking trend of solar generation.

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Solar Electricity And Electric Cars Go Together Like Cheese And Wine

Solar energy and electric vehicles are such a great combination which means that you are using a clean source of energy, free of fossil fuels

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Industry poised for UK solar and storage recoil

The UK solar and storage markets are on the brink of overcoming a deployment roadblock, according to a number of vendors actively monitoring the territory.Deployment of solar has reportedly halved...

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UK home solar power faces cloudy outlook as subsidies are axed

Lower costs and battery technology offer hope – but industry says it needs support

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Climate watchdog raps government for missing decarbonisation plans

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has rebuked the government for failing to deliver a pipeline of decarbonisation policies across several sectors, stressing that the time for it to address...

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Solar Storage Systems Have Finally Hit The Mainstream

Amid a rush of global offerings, solar storage systems are now commonplace and much improved, writes Melissa HancockThere was no shortage of innovative products and services vying for attention at...

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Extra Slimline Battery Enclosure

PowerBanx batteries can be mounted in computer enclosures providing a neat, adaptable and upgradable system at low cost.

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Why does a Solar Survey matter?

Have you had a surveyor come by, look at your home for 5 minutes and say they are ready to give you your quote? I suggest caution....

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Black to gold: The oil & gas majors plotting course for solar

An unavoidable transition towards cleaner power solutions is occurring. And as that transition accelerates, the companies that have historically dominated global energy markets through fossil fuel...

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Shell has Admitted Climate Change Could Affect the Company's Bottom Line

Shell has finally admitted climate change could dramatically impact the company’s bottom line — and soon.The company’s annual report 2018 acknowledges the impact of divestment campaign for the...

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How your home could generate, store and sell energy

As we move towards renewables in our efforts to decarbonise our economies, energy storage is becoming increasingly important. Could householders become an integral part of national electricity...

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Residential Energy Storage: The Other Shoe

There are a number of reasons to expect residential storage will continue to break records in 2018.

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Energy Storage Wars: The Next Big Thing In The Power Sector

In order to combat the devastating effects of climate change and ensure a clean future for coming generations, massive investments and research are being undertaken in renewable energy solutions....

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The Transition Trinity: Electric Car, Solar and Home Battery

The Global Energy Transition often seems to be about big infrastructure projects, like offshore windfarms and grid battery storage. However, what's happening at the home level is arguably more...

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Should We Be Scared Of The Fossil-Free Future World?

A world where energy is clean, cost effective and reliable for everyone is now within sight

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Solar and Energy Storage Combine for One Power Energy Solution

Solar energy and energy storage are rapidly being adopted by homeowners and Fortune 100 utilities alike. The speed of this adoption is unheard of for any type of electric energy technology.

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Falling battery prices would see wind and solar generation hit 50% globally by 2050

Wind and solar could provide half of the world’s energy generation by 2050 on the back of continually declining technology costs, particularly in battery energy storage, according to a new report...

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The Convergence of Solar, Battery and the Internet of Things

If you are wondering what the new energy revolution really holds, then this is a great overview from the Australian ABCTV television channel.

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Cryptocurrencies could increase capacity for renewable energy

According to a recent report, Bitcoin mining could account for as much as 0.5 percent of global electricity demand by the end of 2018. “Mining” is the process by which a global network of...

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UK solar deployment halved in 2017 following government’s ‘solar exit’

The UK’s solar installs across 2017 were less than half that of the previous year according to SolarPower Europe’s latest report, which has dubbed the UK “the only rainy” European country in terms...

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EDF Energy pays out £350,000 over smart meter delay

EDF Energy has agreed to pay out £350,000 to a consumer fund to avoid enforcement action by Ofgem after the supplier failed to meet its smart meter targets in 2017.The Big Six firm missed its...

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Wind, solar and smart systems could power transition while keeping the lights on

The UK could meet its future power demand predominantly through wind and solar generation without jeopardising security of supply, a new report has revealed.The report, produced by consultancy...

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How are solar panels fixed to my roof without breaking my tiles?

Will solar panels damage my tiles? Will it make my roof leak? These are some of the questions that come up in conversation. This blog shows the most common way for attaching solar panels and how...

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Address emerging clean tech or risk impeding energy transition, regulators warned

Energy regulators must address the rise of bundled distributed generation technologies, EV charging infrastructure and cyber security or risk impeding the clean energy transition, a new report...

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