Battery Storage

New research finds battery storage can save families money

By |2019-07-08T18:20:07+00:00July 10th, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Solar, Solar and Battery|

New research from an Adelaide university has found that battery power storage has reached a tipping point where it’s worth the investment and can save families money. Samantha Corns' family-of-five uses batteries to power their home and said they are "basically living off the grid." The battery, which stores energy generated by her rooftop solar

GE gas plant to close 20 years early, become battery storage site — sign of the times?

By |2019-07-08T18:13:30+00:00July 8th, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Solar and Battery|

General Electric will demolish a California natural gas-fired plant with 20 years remaining in its useful life, deeming the plant “uneconomical” as inexpensive solar and wind grab a larger share of power in the state. The Inland Empire Energy Center (IEEC), a 750 megawatt plant, is slated for closure by the end of the year.

Solar and storage VAT legislation moves forward despite strong opposition

By |2019-07-01T16:35:54+00:00July 7th, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Solar, Solar and Battery|

Legislation to increase the rate of VAT attached to solar panels and home batteries to 20% move forward yesterday following a legislation committee hearing that included accusations of government errors and “bombast and windbaggery”. Yesterday (Monday 24 June) legislation was put forward containing the VAT increase, which will see tax on home solar and battery

Two thirds of PV solar owners in Germany could become self-sufficient with storage – E.ON

By |2019-07-01T16:27:43+00:00July 4th, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Two thirds of all people who own a PV array generate enough electricity to become self-sufficient if they have access to storage, according to German utility E.ON. “66 percent of our clients with a solar array produce more electricity over the year than they consume,” the company’s head of German operations, Victoria Ossadnik, told broadcaster

Energy Storage Will Be Big Business Soon

By |2019-06-24T17:41:21+00:00June 27th, 2019|Battery Storage, News, Solar and Battery|

A new asset class is coming to the energy industry. One of the most exciting innovations in energy over the past decade has been the development of energy storage technology. Batteries have become viable for almost every size project, from homes to the largest utilities. In 2018, 311 megawatts (MW) and 777 megawatt-hours (MW-hr) of

Power Outages and the Case for Solar + Storage

By |2019-06-24T17:31:19+00:00June 24th, 2019|Battery Storage, News, Solar and Battery|

Recent power outages related to wildfires and other weather-related events suggest that a battery storage system might be a sensible addition when installing a solar photovoltaic system. The cost of battery storage is dropping, and there are alternatives available to reduce the cost further. “The era of available electricity whenever and wherever needed is officially

Energy storage included in UK’s home solar feed-in tariff replacement policy

By |2019-06-17T18:04:55+00:00June 22nd, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Grid Balancing, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Power Generation, Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), Solar, Solar and Battery|

Details have emerged of the UK's Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), which will see owners of small-scale solar facilities continue to be paid for surplus energy sent to the grid, aiming to close the policy gap left by the end of feed-in tariffs (FiTs), by the end of 2019. Details of the SEG have been much-awaited

Shell: Subsidise batteries for faster flex

By |2019-06-17T17:48:55+00:00June 18th, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Solar and Battery|

The UK government should consider targeted support for small-scale battery storage if it wants households to participate in a smarter, lower carbon energy system, according to Brian Davis, vice president, Energy Solutions at Shell International. Shell New Energies acquired German battery storage firm Sonnen in February. The company has deployed hundreds of megawatts of storage

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

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