Solar and Battery

Tesla shares picture of Powerwall home with lights on while outage plunges neighbourhood in the dark

By |2019-08-13T14:51:43+00:00August 24th, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News|

Tesla is starting to ramp up the deployment of Powerwalls and it is proving useful for many homeowners. Today, Tesla shared a picture of a Powerwall house with lights on while a power outage plunged an entire neighbourhood in the dark. There are a few different use cases for Tesla’s Powerwall. Homeowners can use it

US energy storage roll-out up 45% in 2018, says new report

By |2019-08-13T14:48:09+00:00August 23rd, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Solar and Battery|

Installations of energy storage in the United States jumped by 44.9% last year, according to trade body the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA). A new report from the organisation estimates a grand total of 760.3MWh of energy storage was interconnected US-wide in 2018, hitting a cumulative market size of 1,966.6MWh. According to SEPA, investor-owned utilities

UK risks losing out to Europe in home battery boom, report warns

By |2019-08-13T14:41:15+00:00August 21st, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Controversial tax hike could leave country lagging behind as continent powers ahead The UK risks being left behind in Europe’s home battery boom because of a controversial tax hike on solar-battery systems, according to a report. The energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie has predicted that Europe’s home battery capacity could climb fivefold in the next five

Power struggle hindering U.S. growth of renewable energy, experts say

By |2019-08-13T14:36:22+00:00August 19th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Solar, Solar and Battery|

Aug. 5 (UPI) -- As more consumer options for greener technologies emerge in the United States, there's a power struggle for control of the electricity market -- between customers and vendors of solar power and utilities that deliver and sell volts to the masses. Net metering -- excess power from a renewable source, like solar,

Energy Storage Boom Goes Into Overdrive

By |2019-08-05T11:49:22+00:00August 16th, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Continuously falling battery costs, and rising capacity and usage of clean energy are set to result in booming global stationary energy storage over the next two decades, which will require total investments of as much as US$662 billion. That’s one the key findings of the latest report on new energies by research company BloombergNEF (BNEF)

Why Energy Storage Is Proving Even More Disruptive Than Cheap Renewables

By |2019-08-05T11:39:55+00:00August 13th, 2019|Battery Storage, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

The falling price of renewable energy has been dominating the headlines, but more dramatic change is happening behind the scenes, where battery storage is disrupting the way utilities provide power. The change is driven not just by cheap renewables and cheap batteries, but by the electronics that link them together, said Mark Ahlstrom, the president

Energy storage could reduce emissions that cause climate change

By |2019-08-05T10:49:22+00:00August 11th, 2019|Battery Storage, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Electricity grids that incorporate storage for power sourced from renewable resources could cut carbon dioxide emissions substantially more than systems that simply increase renewably sourced power, a new study has found. The study, published today in the journal Nature Communications, found that storage could help make more efficient use of power generated by sources such

Low-carbon energy makes majority of UK electricity for first time

By |2019-08-05T10:32:26+00:00August 6th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery, Wind|

Rapid rise in renewables combined with nuclear generated 53% in 2018 A rapid rise in renewable energy, combined with low-carbon electricity from nuclear reactors, made up almost 53% of generation in 2018, the government’s annual review of energy statistics revealed. Renewable energy sources set a new record by meeting a third of the UK’s power

Parliament Responds to the Battery VAT Petition

By |2019-08-02T12:12:30+00:00August 2nd, 2019|Blog, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

We have had a reply to the VAT petition from the Treasury. See below for the full wording. Interestingly it shows that the UK government fought against the VAT rises with the EU but were defeated by the Court of Justice of the European Union siding with the European Commission.

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