Pricing for PowerBanx SX Home Battery System

Last week we were excited to announce the launch of our new PowerBanx SX home battery system. We now have some clarity on what the systems will cost, though the pricing here is subject to final...

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How to add storage to an existing solar array

Adding storage to an existing solar array is not always an easy, plug-and-play process.

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Green Great Britain Week, but was it really?

In case you missed it, last week was the government’s Green Great Britain Week (GGBW), a self-styled celebration of all the successes the UK’s clean sectors have achieved so far.

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Is Your Residential Solar Panel Installation Battery Storage Ready?

If you are installing a solar panel system and want the option of battery storage in the future, it is helpful to plan accordingly.

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Is California Dreaming? Energy storage’s role in reaching 100% renewables

It’s likely a strong indication of the way the world is adopting renewable energy rapidly that just under a month ago, one of the best-established trade shows for solar in the US featured what...

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Wind, solar and electric vehicles will dominate by 2035, study says

The world runs on oil and gas now, but it won't for long, according to a study by the research firm Wood Mackenzie that estimates a global shift from fossil fuels to renewables by 2035.By then,...

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Lithium batteries simply the cheaper choice for UK businesses’ energy needs

The UK’s government has shied away from supporting large volumes of solar and other distributed energy technologies through subsidies, but commercial and industrial energy storage and...

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New Product Announcement: PowerBanx SX Home Battery System

It is with great pleasure and not a little excitement that we are able to announce a new range of home battery systems to be known as PowerBanx SX. It will be available from November and be...

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Six climate questions for 'Green GB'

Scientists say we must keep global temperature rise under 1.5C - so what does that mean for the UK?Next week, ministers are likely to ask their advisers how Britain can reduce carbon emissions in...

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UK's housing stock 'needs massive retrofit to meet climate targets'

Hundreds of millions of pounds must be spent on the UK’s draughty housing stock to meet the government’s climate change targets, with progress so far too slow to make the difference needed....

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Centrica completes brace of battery storage units with combined 100MW capacity

Centrica has completed the deployment of almost 100MW of energy storage capacity across two projects in the UK that are able to respond to peaks in demand within two minutes.The 49MW projects are...

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Tesla Hikes Powerwall Prices to Better Reflect ‘Value’

The global price adjustment comes as Tesla struggles to keep up with Powerwall demand.

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Major Climate Report Describes a Strong Risk of Crisis as Early as 2040

INCHEON, South Korea — A landmark report from the United Nations’ scientific panel on climate change paints a far more dire picture of the immediate consequences of climate change than previously...

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Government must be more ambitious on EVs, bring forward conventional vehicle phase-out

Committee on Climate Change (CCC) chair Lord Deben has this week urged the government to be more ambitious on electric vehicles as a matter of urgency and, crucially, bring forward the proposed...

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SolarEdge New Tech at the Solar and Storage Show

We met our friends at SolarEdge at the Solar and Storage show in Birmingham in October.

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Grid trading and off-peak incentives to spark ‘huge growth’ for residential storage in 2019

The rise of grid trading and off-peak tariffs, rather than the closure of the feed-in tariff and potentially the export tariff, will see the domestic storage market experience “huge growth” over...

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SolarEdge give the low down at the Solar and Storage show

We met our friends at SolarEdge at the Solar and Storage show in Birmingham this week.

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What the new UN climate report tells us

A new UN report warns of the unprecedented changes needed by society to keep global temperatures from rising more than 1.5C above pre-industrial levels.Here is what you need to know.

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Wider use of clean energy would reduce power outages during storms

In those moments when we were all experiencing “the calm before the storm,” we could not yet know the impact Hurricane Florence would have on our state, but we were certain it would be...

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‘Rapid, far-reaching change’: IPCC recommends up to 97% of power from renewables to limit climate change

Rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented change is required to limit climate change to 1.5C, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has warned.In a crucial new report published this...

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Tesla Powerwall 2 battery prices jump, as production focuses on Model 3 EV

Tesla is no doubt throwing all its efforts at ramping up production of its electric vehicles sales, particularly the Model 3, as it seeks to allay concerns about production, and stop the drain in...

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Renewables records tumble as surging solar sends coal generation to new lows

New records for renewables generation were set in the UK throughout the second quarter of the year, with coal power also falling to historic lows.The latest Digest of UK Energy Statistics (DUKES),...

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A third of UK businesses have invested in onsite battery storage, survey reveals

One in three UK-based businesses have installed onsite battery storage facilities at one or more of their sites, a new survey of 1,000 utility managers has revealed.

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Why go to Solar and Storage Live?

At Fuel Included, we are going to Solar and Storage Live next Tuesday 16th October, and look forward to a catch up with our suppliers and some of our customers.

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Electric car batteries’ ‘second life’ could be a clean energy game-changer

China plans to dominate the $550 billion battery market through a recycling monopoly.

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How Your Battery Will Sell Energy to Your Neighbor’s Car

The system for behind-the-meter device-to-device transactions is due out in a year.

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Final call to save the world from 'climate catastrophe'

It's the final call, say scientists, the most extensive warning yet on the risks of rising global temperatures.Their dramatic report on keeping that rise under 1.5 degrees C says the world is now...

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Strong winds blow GB on course for grid carbon intensity lows

Blowing wind conditions have sent Great Britain’s grid carbon intensity to stunning lows this week, with some regions of the country recording carbon intensities as low as 12g CO2/kWh.Storm Ali...

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Closure of the export tariff would be ‘almost theft’

The closure of the export tariff to new solar installations as proposed by government would be tantamount to theft, according to Genius Roofing Solutions which is exhibiting its flashing solution...

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Going off grid: The future of electricity generation?

As the National Grid continues to creak under increasing demands for electricity, Jason Yates of Riello UPS explores whether it’s time businesses go it alone and put their power generation needs...

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Study Shows Strong Growth for Behind the Meter Energy Storage

Storage equipment market is expected to hit $4.6 billion and 3.9 GW in annual new deployments by 2023.

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‘Staying alive’: How solar-plus-storage, VPPs and new building standards can drive UK solar

Solar-plus-storage installs and virtual power plant roll-outs are providing a route to market for installers even in the absence of feed-in tariffs.That is the verdict of ex-Tesla and Trina Solar...

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Vehicle-to-grid offer launched in bid to unlock gigawatts of flexibility

Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology could provide 38GW of flexible capacity to the grid by 2030 according to Octopus Energy, which is calling for drivers to sign up to the Powerloop V2G consortium...

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Grenades, Swiss Army Knives and Bacon: Storage is a high-impact disruptor

When Solar Power International (SPI) opens its doors in Anaheim on Sept. 23, thousands of the industry executives and professionals flooding in will be there for a different event — Energy Storage...

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