Coronavirus

Households warned to prepare for BLACKOUTS by keeping torches and warm clothes nearby amid battle to keep the lights on

By |2020-04-06T17:32:05+00:00April 6th, 2020|Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Cut|

Fears raised that sickness and self-isolation could lead to engineer shortages and possibility of power cuts One infrastructure company advises customers to keep a torch nearby in case of blackouts during pandemic Firm says customers should keep warm items such as a 'hat, gloves and a blanket to hand' during a power cut The

Installer sees coronavirus concerns driving interest in residential storage

By |2020-03-30T19:24:15+00:00April 2nd, 2020|Battery Storage, Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Solar, Solar and Battery|

While national solar and storage projections fall, the opposite has been true for Bret Biggart and Freedom Solar Energy, with more and more customers looking for residential storage to weather uncertain times. “Today, more than any time, we’re seeing that the world is a volatile place. Whether it’s the economy, the grid or our

Distributed storage could see growth in demand amid COVID-19 pandemic, analysts say

By |2020-03-30T19:17:32+00:00April 1st, 2020|Battery Storage, Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, News, Solar and Battery|

The COVID-19 pandemic may cause short-term delays and hiccups for distributed energy projects — but some industry players are optimistic that unlike other sectors, demand for distributed storage and other systems will remain steady and even see an uptick in the long run. The circumstances of the outbreak and the raft of restrictions that states

COVID-19: Solar and storage installs considered ‘essential services’

By |2020-03-30T19:14:03+00:00March 31st, 2020|Battery Storage, Coronavirus, News, Solar, Solar and Battery|

Installing and maintaining renewable energy resources can be viewed as an “essential service”, according to the California Solar + Storage Association (CALSSA), based in one of six major state jurisdictions in the US to have ordered citizens indoors for the time being. The California State Public Health Officer and Director of the state’s Department

Forget toilet paper, Australians are panic-buying PV

By |2020-03-30T19:09:56+00:00March 30th, 2020|Battery Storage, Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Solar, Solar and Battery|

Byron Bay-based solar retailer Smart Energy says it is seeing an unprecedented surge in sales and enquiries for solar and home energy storage as consumers look to shore themselves up in uncertain times. New South Wales-based solar retailer Smart Energy has said it is witnessing a record sales quarter after an unprecedented 41% increase

Is It Wrong To Stockpile?

By |2020-03-30T19:11:01+00:00March 28th, 2020|Blog, Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, Our Uncertain Future, Prepping and Collapse|

Our Uncertain Future Blog - All Posts We live in interesting times, with news items from around the world, and around our own country, of frequent 'natural' disasters, particularly flooding and wildfires. Then when it seems like we're getting respite along comes the Coronavirus pandemic. For many people this is the first time they've

Emergency measures brought in to support consumers during COVID-19 crisis

By |2020-03-24T16:18:04+00:00March 27th, 2020|Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Cut, Power Generation|

UK suppliers along with the government have agreed on emergency measures, to help protect consumers and ensure their power stays on throughout the current pandemic. The agreement focuses on vulnerable people using pre-paid meters for their electricity who may not be able to make it out to top up their meters, or may fall

Energy Groups Make Plans to Deal with Coronavirus; EEI Issues Bulletin

By |2020-03-24T16:03:15+00:00March 26th, 2020|Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation|

The Edison Electric Institute (EEI), whose membership includes all investor-owned U.S. power companies, has told its members to prepare contingency plans for their operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Several U.S. grid operators already have announced measures designed to keep employees as safe as possible, while maintaining the reliability of the nation’s power supply.

Solar and batteries in demand as Coronavirus encourages shift to “self-reliance”

By |2020-03-24T16:03:36+00:00March 25th, 2020|Battery Storage, Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Opinion, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery|

Concerns around the impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic on the Australian solar industry have shifted from supply to demand as manufacturers in China resume business-almost-as-usual, but the local economy braces for a major hit. In a Smart Energy Council-led webinar on Thursday morning, industry leaders talked over the impact of the COVID-19 – on

Coronavirus outbreak to impact China’s battery storage production

By |2020-03-24T16:03:48+00:00March 24th, 2020|Battery Storage, Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, News, Solar and Battery|

The novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak has caused a slowdown of China’s economic growth, and with China being a global manufacturing hub, is having a negative impact on the world economic growth as well. The majority of the factories remain closed or are not able to attain full production capacity due to shortage of staff

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