Solar and Battery

South Somerset Council: Battery bank generates cash for frontline services

By |2020-07-07T09:42:29+00:00July 10th, 2020|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Grid Balancing, National Grid, News, Power Generation, Solar and Battery|

A 25-megawatt battery-based energy storage system has been connected to the electricity grid to store surplus power from wind and solar plants. Located in a field near Taunton, it works by buying and storing electricity when it is cheap and then selling it at peak demand for a profit. It also helps the National

Solar can play an important part in the UK’s COVID-19 recovery, says CCC report

By |2020-07-07T09:38:26+00:00July 9th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Solar, Solar and Battery|

Solar and other renewables have made some strong progress towards decarbonisation, but there is still more to be done. Between 2008 and 2019, power emissions fell by 68%, helping to drive a general 30% reduction in territorial emissions according to the Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) 2020 Progress Report. This has been helped by

Record start to 2020 for renewable generation

By |2020-07-07T09:27:10+00:00July 7th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery, Wind|

In Q1 of 2020, renewables generated a record 47% of the UK's electricity, according to new figures from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Together, wind, solar, hydro and other renewables smashed last year's total of 35.9% thanks to increased capacities and higher wind speeds through February when a number of

Solar and clear skies: Not a penny more, not a penny less

By |2020-07-07T09:24:23+00:00July 7th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Solar, Solar and Battery|

The nights are drawing in. It's been a long spring, and exceptionally clear skies have provided a golden opportunity for a little research this year. Back in March I wondered if the lack of pollution was delivering extra energy to clients' solar panels. Sadly, careful analysis comparing cloudless days with those of a year

Build back circular: Economic recovery and a sustainable lithium battery storage ecosystem

By |2020-06-30T16:50:52+00:00July 4th, 2020|Battery Storage, Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, News, Opinion, Solar and Battery|

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our perception of what is normal and acceptable. It has forced us to re-examine our health and societal welfare systems, and reinforced the importance of the vital systems at the heart of our economies. Green energy is now at an all-time high, with the UK achieving its longest period

Tesla Powerwalls tapped to help world’s fastest sailing race ditch diesel

By |2020-06-30T16:31:27+00:00July 1st, 2020|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Powerwall, Solar and Battery|

Tesla has teamed up with global catamaran racing championship, SailGP, to help the fledgling sport’s usually diesel-fuelled mobile recharging stations switch to solar and battery storage. SailGP said it had worked with Tesla over a period of eight months to engineer the fully portable, off-grid clean energy solution, to use to recharge the batteries

How Energy Storage is Navigating the Pandemic

By |2020-06-23T21:55:23+00:00June 27th, 2020|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Solar and Battery|

Despite widespread disruptions, postponement rather than cancellation will be the outcome for the majority of interrupted projects. Pandemic restrictions have considerably slowed down the pace of non-residential energy storage projects during the second quarter due to challenges related to customer acquisition, installation and interconnection. The market disruption is likely to continue into 2021 and

Domestic renewable energy installs rise 37% in ‘early signs’ of recovery

By |2020-06-23T21:33:03+00:00June 23rd, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery|

There are “early signs” of domestic renewable energy installations recovering, according to the MCS. As restrictions imposed due to COVID-19 are lifted by the government, there are signs that the UK’s domestic renewable energy installation market may be recovering, MCS chief executive Ian Rippin said. The MCS has been working with its stakeholder community

UK industry says more energy storage is needed, as COVID-19 offers glimpse of low carbon future

By |2020-06-10T08:59:03+00:00June 13th, 2020|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Solar and Battery|

Industry voices in the UK have said that electricity market activity during the COVID-19 pandemic shows that the network will become prohibitively expensive and possibly unmanageable without the further rapid deployment of energy storage. In article published last week by our UK-based energy transition site, Current±, Aaron Lally, head of trading at aggregator and

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