Power Cut

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,

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

Power Cut Backup Options with Battery Storage

By |2019-11-29T10:05:46+00:00November 29th, 2019|Battery Storage, Blog, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, Power Cut, PowerBanx, Solar and Battery|

Many of us recently experienced a major national power cut, one that would have been worse had it not been for grid battery storage. In the same way, a battery is a good option to help get us through power cuts in the home and keeping the lights on. Watching the clock in

Preparing for a Power Cut

By |2019-11-29T18:37:55+00:00November 18th, 2019|Battery Storage, Blog, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, Off Grid, Power Cut, Power Generation, PowerBanx, Powerwall, Sofar Solar, Solar, Solar and Battery, Tesla, Victron, Wildfires|

When recently I was notified of an upcoming planned power cut I decided to look into the best ways to get prepared. Until recent years it was uncommon to experience power cuts of any significant duration in Western countries, but that situation is starting to change. A big driver, of course, is climate change

My Experience of a Sustained Power Cut

By |2019-11-29T18:41:46+00:00November 15th, 2019|Battery Storage, Blog, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, Power Cut, Power Generation, PowerBanx, Pylontech, Solar, Solar and Battery, Victron|

Earlier this week our home had a long power cut and I recorded my experience in a video, included below. The first we knew it was going to happen was when we received a letter a few weeks ago from our local grid network company, Western Power. The title was "We need to temporarily

Northern Powergrid trials EV energy storage technology

By |2019-10-28T13:35:52+00:00October 30th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Cut|

Northern Powergrid has announced it will run an energy storage trial involving electric vans in order to restore power to customers during a power cut. As part of the two-year trial the network operator has partnered with energy storage companies Hyperdrive Innovation and Offgrid Energy. According to the company up to three homes or a

Energy Storage & Extreme Weather

By |2019-09-16T15:35:28+00:00September 23rd, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Power Cut, Prepping and Collapse, Solar and Battery|

Imagine this scenario for a moment: It’s a nice day out. The sun is shining beautifully and you’re at the beach. You can feel the sand between your toes, the gentle breeze carrying the scent of salt to your nose as it passes through your hair. The water is gently flirting with the shore in

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

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

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