Monthly Archives: December 2018

CSIRO/AEMO study says wind, solar and storage clearly cheaper than coal

By |2019-03-27T10:52:35+00:00December 30th, 2018|News, Reviews, Solar and Battery, Uncategorized, Wind|

Australia’s leading scientific research group and the country’s energy market operator have released a benchmark study that shows the cost of new wind and solar – even with hours of storage – is “unequivocally” lower than the cost of new coal generation.The joint study – GenCost 2018 – by the CSIRO and AEMO shows that

Government confirms export tariff cull

By |2019-03-27T12:15:29+00:00December 24th, 2018|Feed In Tariff, News, Reviews, Solar and Battery, Uncategorized|

The export tariff will close to new applicants at the same time as the generation tariff, the government has confirmed, despite overwhelming opposition to the plans.The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy confirmed in a response to this summer’s consultation today, claiming a fixed and flat-rate export tariff does “not align with the wider

UK solar costs plummeting beyond forecasts, as cheap as £40/MWh by 2030

By |2019-03-27T10:52:37+00:00December 21st, 2018|News, Reviews, Solar and Battery, Uncategorized|

Large-scale solar deployment in the UK is set to re-ignite next year as the technology continues to beat all previous cost estimates and could be as cheap as £40 per megawatt hour by 2030, the Solar Trade Association has said.Citing new analysis conducted by the association alongside its members over the last six months, the

Northumbrian Water to pilot battery storage under Argonaut Power deal

By |2019-03-27T10:52:39+00:00December 19th, 2018|Electric Vehicles, News, Reviews, Solar and Battery, Uncategorized|

Water utility Northumbrian Water is to pilot the use of battery storage units at a number of its sites under a new partnership with developer Argonaut Power.The terms of the agreement will see Argonaut oversee the installation of second-life Renault EV batteries, with all engineering work conducted by Connected Energy.Argonaut Power is to act as

Ofgem update clarifies deemed export tariff and storage confusion

By |2019-03-27T10:52:39+00:00December 18th, 2018|Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Reviews, Solar and Battery, Uncategorized|

An updated technical guide to co-locating renewables and battery storage has clarified previously conflicting guidance on the matter, removing barriers and potentially unlocking the “tremendous potential” of solar homes.Late last week energy regulator Ofgem published an update to its technical guidance on co-locating renewables and storage, aiming to clarify a number of problem areas that

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