Scotland’s first utility-scale battery brought online to deliver sub-second balancing

Scotland’s first utility-scale battery storage facility has been officially opened today, having begun delivering sub-second balancing services to National Grid at the end of June under a bespoke...

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Proof of climate change: How do we cool a heating world?

As the world warms, energy demand is shifting. More and more energy is needed for cooling systems as heatwaves create health and safety concerns, yet little is being done to meet this requirement....

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Getting my MP to help the Environment

I tire quickly of the simplification of politics in which everyone is left or right. The reality of my life is that there are policies in nearly all political parties that I like, as well as those...

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Battery material shortage pushes developers to shift li-ion chemistries

Recent changes in the economics of the energy storage are causing a shift in the market for lithium-ion batteries, which could accentuate China’s position in the global energy storage market....

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Boost for storage as California rubber stamps zero carbon electricity target

California’s Governor Jerry Brown has passed the state’s 2045 zero-carbon electricity target into law, offering a major boost to the energy storage sector in the process.The goal, part of the...

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UN Chief: World Must Prevent Runaway Climate Change by 2020

UNITED NATIONS — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Monday that the world is facing "a direct existential threat" and must rapidly shift from dependence on fossil fuels by 2020 to prevent...

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Residential overtakes quarterly utility deployment in US for the first time

The US deployed 42% megawatts more energy storage in the second quarter of this year than in the first, with residential installations overtaking utility deployments for the first time.The latest...

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When Will We Have Electric Cars with Solar Panels?

Electric vehicles have been in the news quite a bit lately – and we’re not just talking about a certain CEO who may soon be a fugitive from justice, tweeting out manifestos from an undisclosed...

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Electric Cars Drive Us To A Solar Future

The Rise of Electric Cars

When I ordered my first electric car, a Renault ZOE, in May 2012 it seemed like a step into the great unknown. I started the My Renault ZOE website that summer so owners...

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World's largest offshore wind farm opens in Cumbria: £1bn project can power 600,000 homes

The world’s largest operational offshore wind farm is set to open today in Cumbria.Located 12 miles off Walney Island in Barrow in Furness, the Walney Extension has 87 turbines – each around twice...

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Residential Energy Storage Surging, No Longer Just a ‘Cool Toy’

Demand for residential energy-storage is surging in the U.S., with more capacity installed in the second quarter than in all of 2017.Consumers installed home batteries with 57.5 megawatt-hours of...

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UK renewables sector facing significant job losses, business closures at hands of policy proposals

The UK’s domestic renewables sector faces significant job losses, business closures and collapses in deployment should the government persevere with policy proposals as planned.Those are the...

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How Much Solar Power Could My Roof Generate?

Many people want to know how much free electricity and income their home roof could generate if fitted with solar panels - if that includes you, then you've come to the right place.

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Solar lobby rallies behind industry as pivotal consultation deadlines loom

The solar industry has today issued a rallying call to preserve export tariff payments from next April ahead of looming consultation deadlines.A call for evidence on future regulatory frameworks...

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Amazon to install Tesla battery alongside 4MWp solar array in latest UK plans

Amazon has submitted plans for a 4MW rooftop solar array to be deployed on its Tilbury fulfilment centre alongside a 3.77MW Tesla battery facility to help power the site, Solar Power Portal can...

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US has gone past 1GWh of installed battery capacity, with help from utilities

US utilities deployed more than 520MWh of energy storage on their networks in 2017, bringing the country’s cumulative installed capacity of grid-connected energy storage systems to over 1GWh,...

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As Storms Bear Down, More Homeowners Look to Batteries – Not Generators – for Backup Power

Homeowners across the U.S. are buying batteries to store excess solar energy faster than factories can make them.

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Farmers to flock to solar and battery storage, as power costs bite

Like households and small businesses, Australian farmers are increasingly turning to renewable energy technologies to cut their power costs and shore up their bottom lines.But a new report from...

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Majority of UK solar installers facing hardship if export tariff is culled

A majority of UK solar installers said they would face hardship if the government presses ahead with plans to close the export tariff, a Solar Power Portal survey has found.And of those surveyed,...

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Retrofitting batteries on existing PV systems

The ending of the UK government’s main renewable energy support scheme in April 2019 might, in most circumstances, be expected to provide a serious blow to the UK’s renewable energy hopes. Except...

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Will Solar work in a power cut?

The sun is shining and your solar cells are supplying all the power you need, and then your grid connection suffers a power cut. You are laughing right? Wrong! In most cases your solar will switch...

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China Doubled Its Battery Storage Capacity In Just Six Months

China is looking to boost its energy storage market and projects as it adds growing renewable power capacities. At the end of last year, the Chinese authorities issued a unified nationwide policy...

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In California, By 2045, 100% Energy Will Be Clean. What About The Rest Of The World?

By 43 votes to 32, the Assembly of the State of California has approved a measure requiring all energy used in the sunshine state to be from renewable sources by 2045. At present, 44% of energy...

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Germany reaches 100K home battery storage installations

A household just outside Berlin has become the recipient of the 100,000th grid-connected residential battery energy storage system in Germany.Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry...

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Investing in energy storage for resiliency

Power outages pose great risks for corporate bottom lines and many have already suffered the economic brunt of unforeseen weather and grid events in 2018. Traditionally, commercial and industrial...

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Carbon intensity falls below crucial 2030 target threshold on back of high winds

The  carbon intensity of the UK’s power grid fell below the targets set for 2030 over the bank holiday weekend, as high levels of wind generation led the way for low carbon sources to meet...
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British public favours renewable-heavy, decentralised power system

The British public is in favour of a significantly decarbonised, decentralised energy system and wants the government to support the transition to such a system, a new survey has found....

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Sadiq Khan launches second phase of community energy funding as solar push continues

London’s mayor Sadiq Khan has today launched a second round of funding for community energy projects following the success of the first, which funded the initial stages of 11 solar projects set to...

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Home Battery System Prices Set to Rise

The last few years have been good for systems based around Lithium-Ion batteries, particularly electric cars and home battery systems like the PowerBanx, with prices falling consistently...

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The biggest battery manufacturer you've never heard of

At Fuel Included we like safe batteries that offer performance and value for money, and that's why we have bought the BYD B-Box into the fold.

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Big oil asks government to protect it from climate change

PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) — As the nation plans new defenses against the more powerful storms and higher tides expected from climate change, one project stands out: an ambitious proposal to build a...

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Lithium-Ion Storage Installs Could Grow 55% Every Year Through 2022

There's a broad consensus that the world will deploy more grid storage in the coming years than it does today, but few people agree on exactly how much more.Here's a new prediction: Global...

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Green tariffs offer cheaper supply for consumers as savings gap widens

Consumers can save an average of £273 by switching to a green supply from a standard variable tariff (SVT) offer by the Big Six energy suppliers as the rise in renewable electricity has meant...

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Mayor of London calls for two-year export tariff respite amid ‘deep concern’ over BEIS solar plans

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has written to energy minister Claire Perry, expressing his deep concerns surrounding the government’s solar proposals.Days before summer recess, the Department for...

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Vulnerable at-home patients to get Tesla Powerwalls

The Vermont Lower Income Trust for Electricity have provided a $150,000 grant for 100 low-income electricity customers with significant need for reliable backup power due to health and mobility...

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