Monthly Archives: August 2019

‘One generation to end fossil fuels’: BMW supplies batteries to big Dutch hybrid renewables plant

By |2019-08-23T19:35:15+00:00August 31st, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Prepping and Collapse, Solar and Battery|

European energy company Vattenfall is combining a 22MW wind power plant with 38MW of solar PV at a hybrid project in the Netherlands, integrating the capacity with 12MWh of batteries from carmaker BMW. It will take little over a year to complete the project according to Vattenfall, with a planned operational date of September 2020.

Who will benefit from the surge in behind-the-meter battery installations?

By |2019-08-23T19:32:19+00:00August 30th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, National Grid, News, Power Generation|

The electric utility industry has been buffeted by two recent trends that threaten to upend the profitability, and in some cases the future viability of, those companies that are slow to adapt to a new, rapidly changing landscape. Specifically, in the past decade, the industry has had to grapple with both waning demand and the

How can Solar Panels and Battery Storage Save you Money at Home?

By |2019-08-30T10:10:52+00:00August 30th, 2019|Blog, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

They say pictures tell a thousand words, so we have created a fun 'explainer' video to help explain how you can save money by generating your own electricity.   If you would like a no-fuss, no pressure, no surprises quote at a price that is surprisingly low, we can give you an accurate first quote without

The Biggest Hurdle In The Race To 100% Renewable Energy

By |2019-08-23T19:29:18+00:00August 29th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Pollution, Power Generation|

Despite the fact that United States president Donald Trump withdrew from the Paris climate agreement back in 2017, there are many, many companies, politicians, and constituents that have not given up on moving away from fossil fuels and toward meeting the carbon emissions cap set by the accord. In fact, polling shows that a majority

‘A perfect storm’: People must change diet and stop destroying land before it is too late, says major climate change report

By |2019-11-18T18:12:45+00:00August 28th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Pollution, Wildfires|

‘Earth has never felt smaller, its natural ecosystems never under such direct threat,’ says UN adviser Humans must urgently change their diets and stop destroying land so it can absorb more carbon if there is any hope of avoiding catastrophic levels of global warming, according to a major new report from the United Nations (UN).

Residential storage in Europe to grow 500% by 2024

By |2019-08-13T14:58:19+00:00August 26th, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Solar and Battery|

A new report from analysts at Wood Mackenzie forecasts 6.6 GWh of residential energy storage to be installed across Europe by 2024. The economics of the technology are at a tipping point, increasingly reaching grid parity in European markets. With rising electricity demand and falling battery system costs, the trend will further spread across the

National Grid ESO probing power cuts following sudden generation collapse

By |2019-11-28T19:34:27+00:00August 25th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, National Grid, News, Power Cut|

The sudden loss of nearly 2GW of generation triggered a stress event and power cuts experienced up and down the country on Friday evening (9 August 2019). The incident, which caused significant disruption up and down the UK, was triggered by failures at two large generators, specifically Orsted’s 1.2GW Hornsea offshore wind farm and the

Tesla shares picture of Powerwall home with lights on while outage plunges neighbourhood in the dark

By |2019-08-13T14:51:43+00:00August 24th, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News|

Tesla is starting to ramp up the deployment of Powerwalls and it is proving useful for many homeowners. Today, Tesla shared a picture of a Powerwall house with lights on while a power outage plunged an entire neighbourhood in the dark. There are a few different use cases for Tesla’s Powerwall. Homeowners can use it

US energy storage roll-out up 45% in 2018, says new report

By |2019-08-13T14:48:09+00:00August 23rd, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Solar and Battery|

Installations of energy storage in the United States jumped by 44.9% last year, according to trade body the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA). A new report from the organisation estimates a grand total of 760.3MWh of energy storage was interconnected US-wide in 2018, hitting a cumulative market size of 1,966.6MWh. According to SEPA, investor-owned utilities

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