Opinion

Battery storage and new opportunities

By |2019-07-29T16:43:54+00:00August 1st, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Grid Balancing, News, Opinion, Power Generation, Solar and Battery|

Two years ago, battery storage enjoyed a quite different environment. National Grid was offering attractively priced, bilateral Firm Frequency Response (FFR) contracts, so anyone on the enduring market could easily capture prices between £15/MWh and £25/MWh (and sometimes even higher). The Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) tender also awarded 4-year contracts with an average price of

Power to the people: How solar and storage is helping topple the Big Six

By |2019-07-15T16:26:41+00:00July 21st, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Opinion, Solar and Battery|

The UK’s energy retail market is, slowly but surely, changing beyond recognition. Ever since the market was privatised in 1990, it has been dominated by a select handful of companies whose combined share of the market has at times topped 99%. Now, nearly 30 years later, that status is changing and their footing is being

Quadrupling VAT on renewable energy systems including solar panels could backfire by putting customers off going ‘green’

By |2019-07-01T16:21:03+00:00July 2nd, 2019|News, Opinion, Solar, Solar and Battery|

A proposed quadrupling of the rate of VAT on renewable energy systems including solar panels could backfire by putting customers off going ‘green’, a leading energy expert has warned. David Jones, whose Denbigh-based Hafod Renewables are specialists in the installation of new ‘green’ technologies, says the increase from five to 20 per cent will have

Farewell Feed-in Tariffs

By |2019-06-03T12:46:14+00:00June 6th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, Feed In Tariff, FIT, News, Opinion, Power Generation, Solar, Solar and Battery|

April 1st 2019 saw the closure of the feed-in tariff scheme for the support of new solar installations. We look back at the successes and failures of the scheme, and cast our eyes towards a subsidy-free solar future. THE STORY OF FEED-IN TARIFFS Launched in April 2010, feed-in tariffs have been responsible for massive uptake

2018: A Tipping Point for Climate Change

By |2019-03-27T10:52:29+00:00January 13th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Opinion, Reviews, Solar and Battery, Uncategorized|

Did the world wake up to climate change in 2018? Or are we falling deeper into ignorance about the environmental changes happening all around us?The increasingly severe effects of the rise in global temperature are being felt everywhere on the planet through extreme weather events and natural disasters, serving as a wake-up call to the

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