Solar and Battery

U.S. energy storage market to double two years running

By |2019-04-16T19:14:50+00:00April 19th, 2019|News, News, Solar and Battery|

The U.S. energy storage market nearly doubled in 2018 and is expected to double again in 2019. This is according to Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the Energy Storage Association’s (ESA), “U.S. Energy Storage Monitor 2018 Year-in-Review.” The report found that 777 megawatt-hours of grid-connected energy storage were deployed in the U.S. in 2018,

Farewell FiTs: Industry leaders embrace a ‘new era’ for UK solar

By |2019-04-16T19:14:32+00:00April 19th, 2019|News, News, Solar and Battery|

UK solar is entering a “new era” following the closure of the feed-in tariff last weekend, and industry leaders are prepared to embrace the sector’s subsidy-free future. Chris Hewett, chief executive, the Solar Trade Association: “Having grown accustomed to the ups and downs of the UK solarcoaster, perhaps it was too much to expect a

Battery storage now looks like a bargain

By |2019-04-16T18:43:06+00:00April 18th, 2019|News, News, Solar and Battery|

The sun provides us generously with more than 5000 times as much energy as we need. Deserts alone receive solar energy in excess of 450 times our annual usage. When factoring in wind energy on top of this, we have access to an abundance of renewable energy - much more than humanity will ever be

Summer Outlook 2019: Solar PV stable but whole system approach now critical

By |2019-04-04T22:33:36+00:00April 6th, 2019|News, News, solar, Solar and Battery|

National Grid expects minimum summer transmission system demand in 2019 to fall broadly in line with last year’s, owing to a collapse in new solar deployment. The Electricity System Operator (ESO) has also paid testament to its advanced, machine-learning forecasting tools, but said whole system thinking will need to become far more prevalent as the

Suppliers break cover with early solar export tariff replacements

By |2019-04-05T10:43:56+00:00April 5th, 2019|solar, Solar and Battery|

A host of energy suppliers have unveiled solar export payment plans designed to replace the now defunct export tariff despite the government’s Smart Export Guarantee being months away from implementation. Yesterday Octopus Energy said it was going to “replace and improve” upon the export tariff by introducing a product which would pay consumers a flat

Farewell FiTs: The view from the rooftops

By |2019-04-04T20:24:00+00:00April 4th, 2019|solar, Solar and Battery|

The end is drawing ever closer for the feed-in tariff (FiT), marking the closure of another chapter in the solar industry’s history. By the end of this week, the FiT will be no more and the industry will instead look ahead to the promise of the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) and a subsidy-free future. Whilst

Renewables hit record high in 2018 as fossil fuels faltered

By |2019-03-27T10:33:40+00:00March 15th, 2019|Comment, News, Renewable Energy, Reviews, Solar and Battery, Uncategorized, Wind|

Renewable energy generation hit a record high in 2018, with gas, coal and nuclear all falling.New statistics released by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) showed that renewable energy accounted for 27.5% of the UK electricity supply last year, an increase of four percentage points on the previous year.Renewable energy production in

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