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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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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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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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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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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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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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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BM ‘removes much of the risk’ as virtual power plant gives UK batteries new revenue streams

Battery assets have been used in the UK's Balancing Mechanism (BM) for the first time via a virtual power plant, marking the start of what could be a new era for energy storage business models in...

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Storage key to clean energy mix, Energy Storage Association says

In a recent blog post, Energy Storage Association (ESA) Vice President of Policy Jason Burwen argued that storage resources can help create a cleaner overall energy mix.

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