Power Cut

RES battery prevented complete blackout in the UK

By |2019-09-16T12:53:06+00:00September 20th, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Cut, Power Generation, Solar and Battery|

On August 9, a thunderstorm caused 1.5 GW of generation capacity to go offline within seconds in the U.K. The incident caused millions of households to temporarily lose power but the situation could have been considerably worse if not for the country’s battery storage reserves. Renewable energy company RES claims to have averted disaster in

Lightning strike revealed as cause of 9 August UK black out

By |2019-08-23T11:40:06+00:00August 23rd, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, National Grid, News, Power Cut, Power Generation|

A lightning strike that caused two separate losses of generation – described by National Grid ESO as an “extremely rare and unexpected event” – has been revealed as the cause behind Britain’s power cut on 9 August 2019. This morning the electricity system operator published its interim report into the incident, revealing that a lightning

Will Solar work in a power cut?

By |2019-04-29T15:05:10+00:00September 14th, 2018|Home Energy Storage, Islanding, Off Grid, Power Cut, Power Generation, Solar, Solar and Battery, SolarFAQ, Uncategorized, Victron|

The sun is shining and your solar cells are supplying all the power you need, and then your grid connection suffers a power cut. You are laughing right? Wrong! In most cases your solar will switch off automatically when the power cut happens. But there is a way…

what do you do when the lights go out?

By |2019-07-26T18:23:00+00:00February 23rd, 2018|Energy and Climate Change, Home Energy Storage, Power Cut, PowerBanx, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery, Uncategorized|

One great side-benefit of home battery storage is having an emergency power supply. We asked what was important to you when the lights go out in a power cut. Thanks for the enthusiastic response. We thought you would be interested in the results, so here they are: Do you ever get power cuts? Interestingly, 84% of

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