Monthly Archives: September 2018

Residential Energy Storage Surging, No Longer Just a ‘Cool Toy’

By |2019-03-27T11:01:59+00:00September 22nd, 2018|Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Reviews, Solar and Battery, Uncategorized|

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 storage capacity last quarter, according to a report Wednesday from the Energy Storage Association and Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables. That’s more than the 39.8 megawatt-hours

UK renewables sector facing significant job losses, business closures at hands of policy proposals

By |2019-03-27T11:01:59+00:00September 21st, 2018|News, Renewable Energy, Reviews, Solar and Battery, Uncategorized|

The UK’s domestic renewables sector faces significant job losses, business closures and collapses in deployment should the government persevere with policy proposals as planned.Those are the findings of surveys published as the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) prepares to consider submissions to consultations on the planned closure of the feed-in tariff –

Solar lobby rallies behind industry as pivotal consultation deadlines loom

By |2019-03-27T11:02:00+00:00September 20th, 2018|News, Renewable Energy, Reviews, Solar and Battery, Uncategorized|

The solar industry has today issued a rallying call to preserve export tariff payments from next April ahead of looming consultation deadlines.A call for evidence on future regulatory frameworks for small-scale renewables closes later today, while the deadline for responses to a consultation on government plans to close the export tariff from next April closes

Amazon to install Tesla battery alongside 4MWp solar array in latest UK plans

By |2019-03-27T11:02:00+00:00September 19th, 2018|News, Renewable Energy, Reviews, Solar and Battery, Uncategorized|

Amazon has submitted plans for a 4MW rooftop solar array to be deployed on its Tilbury fulfilment centre alongside a 3.77MW Tesla battery facility to help power the site, Solar Power Portal can reveal.Planning permission is being sought from Thurrock Council by Push Energy, which is developing the site on behalf of the online retail

US has gone past 1GWh of installed battery capacity, with help from utilities

By |2019-03-27T11:02:00+00:00September 18th, 2018|News, Reviews, Solar and Battery, Uncategorized|

US utilities deployed more than 520MWh of energy storage on their networks in 2017, bringing the country’s cumulative installed capacity of grid-connected energy storage systems to over 1GWh, trade organisation Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) has found.By the end of 2017, 922.8MW / 1293.6MWh of grid-connected storage capacity was on US networks across 5,167 systems.

Farmers to flock to solar and battery storage, as power costs bite

By |2019-03-27T11:02:01+00:00September 16th, 2018|News, Renewable Energy, Reviews, Solar and Battery, Uncategorized|

Like households and small businesses, Australian farmers are increasingly turning to renewable energy technologies to cut their power costs and shore up their bottom lines.But a new report from Commonwealth Bank of Australia suggests the shift to solar and battery storage in the nation’s expansive agribusiness sector has only just begun.

Majority of UK solar installers facing hardship if export tariff is culled

By |2019-03-27T11:02:02+00:00September 15th, 2018|News, Renewable Energy, Reviews, Solar and Battery, Uncategorized|

A majority of UK solar installers said they would face hardship if the government presses ahead with plans to close the export tariff, a Solar Power Portal survey has found.And of those surveyed, more than half said the decision would result in them having to either downsize or close their business altogether.The survey findings are

Will Solar work in a power cut?

By |2019-04-29T15:05:10+00:00September 14th, 2018|Home Energy Storage, Islanding, Off Grid, Power Cut, Power Generation, Solar, Solar and Battery, SolarFAQ, Uncategorized, Victron|

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 off automatically when the power cut happens. But there is a way…

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