Monthly Archives: December 2019

Company offers discounts on storage to help Californian’s deal with the ‘new normal’ of shutoffs

By |2019-12-16T23:33:50+00:00December 22nd, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Cut, Solar, Solar and Battery, Wildfires|

With Public Safety Power Shutoffs increasingly common in California to prevent the spread of wildfires, many are calling for more residential solar plus storage to help keep the lights on. The Californian wildfire season has been devastating, with some 53,354 acres burned according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. This autumn,

Leading scientists condemn political inaction on climate change as Australia ‘literally burns’

By |2019-12-16T23:27:48+00:00December 21st, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Wildfires|

Climate experts ‘bewildered’ by government ‘burying their heads in the sand’, and say bushfires on Australia’s east coast should be a ‘wake-up call’ Leading scientists have expressed concern about the lack of focus on the climate crisis as bushfires rage across New South Wales and Queensland, saying it should be a “wake-up call” for

German town disconnects from grid, goes 100% renewable – for an hour

By |2019-12-16T23:22:55+00:00December 20th, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Grid Balancing, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

For a brief period a few days ago, Bordesholm in Germany became a showcase for how entire communities could switch over to renewable energy, with the backing of energy storage capacity. Solar inverter maker SMA’s devices, including its Sunny Central Storage battery inverter and SMA Hybrid Controller XL, were used in a trial whereby

Power storage is the missing link in green-energy plans

By |2019-12-16T18:16:05+00:00December 18th, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery|

Why batteries are essential to fighting climate change Solar and wind power are the glamorous twins of the clean-electricity revolution. It is thrilling to see a field of glistening panels absorbing the sun’s energy or a vast turbine twirling above the ocean. Stationary power storage does not have quite the same allure—think of a

Growth ‘soars’ in UK energy storage

By |2019-12-16T18:03:46+00:00December 17th, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery|

R-UK report says 10.5GW of planning applications have been made for battery projects up from 6.9GW a year ago Over 10,500MW of battery storage planning applications have been made in the UK, compared with 6900MW a year ago, according to new research from RenewableUK (R-UK). The trade body's latest Project Intelligence report said that

Cheap at Last, Batteries Are Making a Solar Dream Come True

By |2019-12-10T15:14:10+00:00December 15th, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Power Cut, Prepping and Collapse, Solar, Solar and Battery|

Solar power is increasingly available around the clock as energy storage become more affordable. Todd Karin was prepared when California’s largest utility shut off power to millions of people to avoid the risk of wildfires last month. He’s got rooftop solar panels connected to a single Tesla Powerwall in his rural home near Fairfield,

Can Solar and Batteries Outlast an Extended Power Outage?

By |2019-12-10T15:16:26+00:00December 14th, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Cut, Prepping and Collapse, Solar, Solar and Battery|

It depends, experts say. Just expect to make a few sacrifices. Even by the standards of the generally well-informed clean-energy customers in California's Bay Area, Todd Karin is a savvy one. Karin works as a postdoctoral researcher in the energy storage and distributed resources division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Last year, he chose

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