Monthly Archives: September 2018

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

By |2019-03-27T11:01:54+00:00September 30th, 2018|Comment, News, Reviews, Solar and Battery, Uncategorized|

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 agreement secured before the hotly contested Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) auction of 2016.The 20MW Broxburn Energy Storage facility was built by RES, which had sold the project

Battery material shortage pushes developers to shift li-ion chemistries

By |2019-03-27T11:01:55+00:00September 28th, 2018|Comment, Home Battery, home energy storage, News, Reviews, Solar and Battery, Uncategorized|

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.Surging demand has led to a shortage of nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) batteries, giving lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries a chance to gain market share.

Boost for storage as California rubber stamps zero carbon electricity target

By |2019-03-27T11:01:56+00:00September 27th, 2018|Comment, News, Reviews, Solar and Battery, Uncategorized|

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 SB100 bill, pushes the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) to 50% by 2025 and 60% by 2030 with a zero-carbon electricity grid in place by

UN Chief: World Must Prevent Runaway Climate Change by 2020

By |2019-03-27T11:01:56+00:00September 26th, 2018|Comment, Energy and Climate Change, News, Reviews, Solar and Battery, Uncategorized|

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 “runaway climate change.”The U.N. chief called the crisis urgent and decried the lack of global leadership to address global warming.

Residential overtakes quarterly utility deployment in US for the first time

By |2019-03-27T11:01:57+00:00September 25th, 2018|Comment, Home Battery, home energy storage, News, Reviews, Solar and Battery, Uncategorized|

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 edition of ‘US Energy storage monitor’, a quarterly report produced by Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables (formerly known as GTM Research), also found that the

When Will We Have Electric Cars with Solar Panels?

By |2019-03-27T11:01:57+00:00September 24th, 2018|Comment, electric cars, News, Opinion, Reviews, Solar and Battery, Uncategorized|

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 location, about driving cherry red roadsters on Mars. You may have noticed that Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer NIO (NIO) finally

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

By |2019-03-27T11:01:58+00:00September 23rd, 2018|Comment, News, Renewable Energy, Reviews, Solar and Battery, Uncategorized, Wind|

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 the height of Big Ben, standing approximately 190 metres high.The Danish-led and funded project can generate enough green energy to power around

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