Solar and Battery

Energy Storage Batteries May Help Reduce Coal Pollution

By |2019-06-10T12:16:13+00:00June 11th, 2019|Battery Storage, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Solar, Solar and Battery|

Gov. Tony Evers caused a bit of a stir this year when he said Wisconsin should have a goal of generating carbon-free electricity by the year 2050. That would mean no coal-fired power plants in the state, and several other changes. Energy experts say one of those changes would likely involve more use of devices

Coal-free fortnight: Landmark record set as UK goes two weeks without coal

By |2019-06-03T14:13:14+00:00June 9th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, National Grid, News, Pollution, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery, Wind|

The UK has now gone a fortnight without coal, underpinning what has been a landmark month for the country’s energy mix. The record was confirmed by National Grid ESO at 3:12pm this afternoon, the moment it became clear that the UK would surpass two consecutive weeks without any coal-fired generation whatsoever. Having only gone a

Installers ‘battered’ by solar VAT increase and FiT removal, says MCS CEO

By |2019-06-03T14:07:13+00:00June 8th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, Feed In Tariff, FIT, News, Solar, Solar and Battery|

The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) is the latest to join a slew of calls for the proposed solar VAT hike to be scrapped. HMRC recently announced that VAT on energy saving materials, including solar panels and storage units, would effectively be increasing from 5% to 20% in circumstances where the cost of the materials exceeds

A proud testimonial

By |2019-06-07T15:32:43+00:00June 7th, 2019|Blog, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Receiving a testimonial from a customer is always special. It takes time and effort to write one, and we all have busy lives. What made this particularly special is that it was from an installation that had not gone smoothly. Issues arose that took time and energy to resolve, and patience on the part of our

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

UK power prices turn negative for nine hours, balancing costs spike during ‘extraordinary’ weekend

By |2019-06-03T12:46:32+00:00June 5th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, National Grid, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery, Wind|

UK power prices turned negative for nine consecutive hours on Sunday in what’s been billed as an “extraordinary turn of events” for the country’s electricity system. Unusually low demand, some 2GW below forecasts, combined with high wind generation to send prices spiralling, and National Grid was even forced into instructing onshore and offshore wind farms

ScottishPower seeking battery storage rush to support net zero ambitions

By |2019-05-29T17:55:30+00:00June 1st, 2019|Battery Storage, Electric Vehicles, Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Solar, Solar and Battery|

ScottishPower has revealed intentions to make Glasgow the UK’s first ‘net zero’ city, in collaboration with Glasgow City Council. And the utility is also preparing a battery storage rush in a bid to support its renewable energy ambitions. To achieve net zero emissions, the city will need to decarbonise heat and transport, as well as

Video Pitch at the Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire’s Entrepreneurs Challenge

By |2019-05-31T12:56:08+00:00May 31st, 2019|Blog, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, Solar and Battery|

We were lucky to be invited to take part in the Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire’s Entrepreneurs Challenge at the Hertfordshire County Show last week. We had a great weekend seeing piglet racing and some impressive horse jumping among other things. In the Entrepreneur's tent, we had a wide selection of demo items to show people including solar

Labour reveals plans to fit solar panels to 1.75m homes

By |2019-05-29T17:26:37+00:00May 30th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Solar, Solar and Battery|

Jeremy Corbyn to make pledge as part of party’s ‘green industrial revolution’ Labour have announced plans to fit solar panels to 1.75m homes lived in by socially housed or low-income households as part of its promised “green industrial revolution” to try to combat climate change and boost jobs. The programme is due to be announced

We must tell the government to stop the solar VAT hike

By |2019-05-20T12:15:59+00:00May 26th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Solar, Solar and Battery|

Good Energy argues the government's solar tax proposals urgently need a rethink Another government consultation has ended on increasing VAT on low-carbon technologies, including domestic solar panels, biomass boilers, and battery storage. Consumers are facing a five per cent to 20 per cent hike in costs to climate change solutions we can use today. Meanwhile,

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