UK will need more energy storage to cope without gas-fired heating

In order to meet its 2050 climate goals, the nation will have to reduce the amount of natural gas used for heating, however the electricity system will not be able to cope unless thermal storage...

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GTM Research Predicts More Battery Storage, Lower Prices For Residential Solar

First it was net metering that made rooftop solar systems appealing for home owners. Those solar panels would feed excess electricity back into the grid, generating cash for homeowners. The idea...

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A quick guide to solar panels and home batteries in the UK

Shifting to solar could help homeowners save a wedge on energy bills, and by adding a storage battery they'll be able to benefit from renewables even when it's cloudy

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E.On urges UK government to encourage, not hinder small-scale renewables

E.On has said the government must throw its support behind small-scale renewables as an urgent priority as the industry faces a looming policy cliff edge.The company, which last year announced a...

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Tesla’s mad growth in energy storage

In the first two quarters of 2018 Tesla deployed 40% more energy storage than all of 2017, with 300-400% growth expected for 2019. Solar power deployments grew 11% to 84 MW over a low Q1 value.

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Surge In Residential Battery Storage In Q1

A new report from Greentech Media and the Energy Storage Association finds residential battery storage in the US surged in the first quarter of 2018.

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Electric vehicle and stationary storage batteries begin to diverge as performance priorities evolve

Separate markets could evolve as EVs push for batteries with higher density and stationary storage seeks higher cycling capability

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Ireland to incentivise solar-plus-storage with household grants

Homeowners in Ireland can now access grants worth hundreds of euros to fund the installation of solar and energy storage systems as the government launches its first micro-generation scheme for...

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Setting Economy 7 Times on Your Powerbanx Home Battery Storage System

I recently described how a PowerBanx home battery system saves you money: you charge it on a combination of free solar and half-price Economy 7 electricity then use it to run your home when you...

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Utility rates driving record demand for home energy storage systems

Installations of home energy storage system in the U.S. hit a record high in the first quarter of 2018, according to a new industry report. The new capacity of 36 megawatt-hours will sustain an...

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