Solar and Battery

‘Historic moment’ as zero carbon sources produce more power than fossil fuels in 2019

By |2020-01-13T17:28:10+00:00January 15th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery, Wind|

National Grid has announced that for the first time, zero carbon power generation outstripped fossil fuels in Britain in 2019. Throughout the twelve months of last year, 48.5% of the country’s power came from zero carbon sources, including wind farms, solar and nuclear energy, alongside energy imported by subsea interconnectors. Throughout the same period, 43%

4 Trends in Solar Energy for 2020

By |2020-01-13T16:55:52+00:00January 13th, 2020|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Opinion, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery, Wind|

There is now enough installed solar energy capacity in the U.S. to power 13.5 million homes, and this amount is expected to double in the next five years. The solar energy industry is part of a very dynamic market. Many factors — including government policies, fossil fuel costs, solar energy technology advances, commodity prices,

The future of storage

By |2020-01-06T18:18:22+00:00January 12th, 2020|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Opinion, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

In much of the discussion of renewables as part of the energy mix, the argument often focuses on the unreliable or intermittent nature of these different sources of energy. While at one stage it was true that renewables would not work as firm capacity, the landscape continues to change. With an increasing preponderance of

What a Year! 10 Stories That Propelled Energy Storage in 2019

By |2020-01-06T18:10:45+00:00January 10th, 2020|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Opinion, Solar and Battery|

More batteries installed. More markets opening up. And grid storage making itself indispensable in unanticipated ways. For too long, the rhetoric around what storage can do for the grid vastly outweighed the actual doing. This year, the industry closed that gap more than ever before. Exceedingly few batteries actually live up to the vision

Fully Charged Explains How Home ESS/Solar Prevents Power Outages

By |2020-01-06T17:59:06+00:00January 9th, 2020|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Solar, Solar and Battery|

Electric car, home solar installation and an energy storage system that all complement each other. Fully Charged's Robert Llewellyn, a well known electric cars enthusiast, from the beginning was also very interested in the electrification of homes, which means own electricity generation using solar and storing the energy using batteries. In one of the

Batteries Will Change the Energy Industry Forever

By |2020-01-06T17:50:26+00:00January 7th, 2020|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Opinion, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery, Wind|

Energy storage is no longer an asset class that utilities can ignore. One of the biggest criticisms of renewable energy has been its inherently intermittent nature. Solar energy plants don't produce power at night, and wind turbines don't produce power without wind, so utilities need fossil-fuel or power plants to keep the grid running.

Social Energy comes out on top as Shell issues 0.001p/kWh SEG

By |2020-01-06T15:02:24+00:00January 6th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), Solar, Solar and Battery|

Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) tariffs have been unveiled after the legislation came into full effect yesterday (1 January 2020), with pricing ranging wildly from Social Energy's 5.6p per kWh down to the barely-compliant 0.001p per kWh that Shell Energy is offering. Under the SEG, suppliers with over 150,000 domestic customers were required to launch

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,

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

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