Monthly Archives: June 2019

Tesco pens PPA deal for 5MW of rooftop solar

By |2019-06-24T17:54:02+00:00June 30th, 2019|News, Solar, Solar and Battery|

Tesco is to install around 5MW of rooftop solar PV across its UK site portfolio after penning a PPA agreement. The supermarket giant has signed an agreement with SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust (SEEIT), which will provide financing for the sites. It’s the second major solar announcement from Tesco this year. In January Solar Power

Large-scale renewables vital to net zero but economy-wide disruption inevitable

By |2019-06-24T17:51:17+00:00June 29th, 2019|Electric Vehicles, Energy and Climate Change, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery, Wind|

Large-scale renewables are the most important factor in decarbonisation of the energy sector, according to a new UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) report. However, rapid, unprecedented changes across the entire UK economy will be required to meet net zero. Disruptive change, defined by UKERC as a significant deviation from past trends in a short timeframe,

Energy Storage Will Be Big Business Soon

By |2019-06-24T17:41:21+00:00June 27th, 2019|Battery Storage, News, Solar and Battery|

A new asset class is coming to the energy industry. One of the most exciting innovations in energy over the past decade has been the development of energy storage technology. Batteries have become viable for almost every size project, from homes to the largest utilities. In 2018, 311 megawatts (MW) and 777 megawatt-hours (MW-hr) of

Temperatures leap 40 degrees above normal as the Arctic Ocean and Greenland ice sheet see record June melting

By |2019-06-24T17:37:53+00:00June 26th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News|

And it may be messing with our weather. Ice is melting in unprecedented ways as summer approaches in the Arctic. In recent days, observations have revealed a record-challenging melt event over the Greenland ice sheet, while the extent of ice over the Arctic Ocean has never been this low in mid-June during the age of

UK records greenest ever winter as batteries used to sidestep Triads

By |2019-06-24T17:33:59+00:00June 25th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery|

The UK recorded its greenest ever winter in 2018/19, as mild conditions, high renewable output and system flexibility combined to send carbon intensity tumbling. National Grid ESO’s Winter Outlook document, published yesterday, revealed that the average carbon intensity of power generation over the period established a new record low of 242.8g CO2/kWh, almost half the

Power Outages and the Case for Solar + Storage

By |2019-06-24T17:31:19+00:00June 24th, 2019|Battery Storage, News, Solar and Battery|

Recent power outages related to wildfires and other weather-related events suggest that a battery storage system might be a sensible addition when installing a solar photovoltaic system. The cost of battery storage is dropping, and there are alternatives available to reduce the cost further. “The era of available electricity whenever and wherever needed is officially

Climate experts welcome ‘net zero’ emission pledge as ‘crucial first step’ but warn it is not enough

By |2019-06-17T18:09:43+00:00June 23rd, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Pollution|

Climate experts have welcomed the UK’s new target to cut emissions to “net zero” by 2050 as a “crucial first step” in combating global warming. The new goal is one of the most ambitious set by a major polluting nation and Britain is the first major economy to make the pledge. But while Tuesday’s announcement

Energy storage included in UK’s home solar feed-in tariff replacement policy

By |2019-06-17T18:04:55+00:00June 22nd, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Grid Balancing, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Power Generation, Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), Solar, Solar and Battery|

Details have emerged of the UK's Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), which will see owners of small-scale solar facilities continue to be paid for surplus energy sent to the grid, aiming to close the policy gap left by the end of feed-in tariffs (FiTs), by the end of 2019. Details of the SEG have been much-awaited

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