Heat-related deaths set to treble by 2050 unless Govt acts

The Environmental Audit Committee publishes its report into ‘Heatwaves: adapting to climate change’.The Committee has found that failing to address the danger of heatwaves will threaten the...

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UK C&I battery install could take grid demand to 0%

A planned commercial and industrial (C&I) energy storage project in England could increase onsite solar consumption to the point that no power will be drawn from the grid on some days of the year....

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There is only one path to decarbonising heat

We are getting closer to an answer to decarbonising our energy system. Electrical generation will almost completely decarbonise, vehicles will electrify, (perhaps even aeroplanes), etc. For heat...

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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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9 out of 10 doctors recommend residential solar+storage

GTM Research projects that residential batteries and other energy storage systems will be coupled with solar in 9 of 10 storage deployments by 2023. Additionally, the firm projects that...

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UK renewables enjoyed ‘rapid’ growth in 2017

The UK’s power sector continued on its trajectory towards “rapid” adoption of renewables in 2017, according to official government statistics.The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial...

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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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Dentists, clouds and virtual batteries: how to drive home storage market forwards

The global residential storage market has been picking up momentum recently, with installation growth rates soaring in many geographies such as Australia, the USA — and particularly Germany, which...

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BEIS impact assessment lays bare UK government’s meagre post-FiT expectations

The UK's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) expects sub-5MW solar deployment to fall to between 50MW and 100MW each year as a result of its closure of the feed-in...

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Rapid chargers to utilise solar and storage in Dundee’s ‘first of its kind’ project

Rapid electric vehicle chargers have been added to a solar and storage hub in Dundee to utilise the clean electricity generation and batteries to charge the city’s fleet of electric vehicles.

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