Battery Storage

In Boost for Renewables, Grid-Scale Battery Storage Is on the Rise

By |2021-01-16T11:58:52+00:00January 18th, 2021|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Driven by technological advances, facilities are being built with storage systems that can hold enough renewable energy to power hundreds of thousands of homes. The advent of “big battery” technology addresses a key challenge for green energy — the intermittency of wind and solar. The twin smokestacks of the Moss Landing Power Plant tower over

How to turn your home into a power station

By |2021-01-10T10:53:29+00:00January 11th, 2021|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

It might sound like science fiction, but your home could soon be generating its own electricity. The ‘good life’ used to be all about growing your own vegetables, but in the brave new world of the 21st century, even self-sufficiency has had an upgrade. Although the advent of putting solar panels on the roof of

Big Energy Saving Week 2021

By |2021-01-08T09:49:52+00:00January 8th, 2021|Battery Storage, Blog, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery|

January 18th to January 24th brings us a National Awareness Week that is the Big Energy Saving Week - this is the week that we are encouraged to revisit our energy suppliers. Remember that switching your energy provider can potentially save you a lot of money and it is well worth going to some

The importance of second life batteries for energy storage

By |2020-12-19T12:49:57+00:00December 26th, 2020|Battery Storage, News, Solar and Battery|

Beatrice Browning, PhD researcher at the Faraday Institution writes for Air Quality News about the potential value of second-life batteries for energy storage. The transport sector is one of the principal producers of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK. This, and the UK government’s pledge to reach net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050, has catalysed the

Britain Bets Big On Battery Storage

By |2020-12-19T12:47:52+00:00December 23rd, 2020|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Solar and Battery|

The UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has approved the construction of the biggest battery storage project in the UK, and one of the largest such projects in the world, the company developing the site said on Monday. InterGen, an energy company headquartered in Edinburgh, has received the green light to build

Battery firm Britishvolt announces plans to open global HQ in the West Midlands

By |2020-12-12T11:25:44+00:00December 16th, 2020|Battery Storage, Electric Cars, News, Solar and Battery|

The new 5,000 square-metre facility will spearhead the development of battery technologies for future electrified vehicles Battery firm Britishvolt has announced plans to open a new global headquarters in the West Midlands. The company - an investor in advanced battery technologies - is setting-up a new 5,000 square-metre facility at the MIRA Technology Park campus

BloombergNEF: Solar-plus-storage is a ‘zero-emissions threat’ to gas-burning power plants in the US

By |2020-12-05T11:18:07+00:00December 9th, 2020|Battery Storage, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Solar PV combined with energy storage represents a “zero-emissions threat” to gas generation in the US, according to a new report from BloombergNEF. While PV and batteries can perform the same services and “offer similar value” to natural gas power plants, dynamics of the competitive threat posed in the US energy market by solar-plus-storage and

How Much Does a Home Battery System Cost?

By |2020-12-02T20:40:38+00:00December 2nd, 2020|Battery Storage, Blog, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, Power Cut, PowerBanx, Solar and Battery|

We have just revised the prices across our range of PowerBanx home battery systems. Tanjent PowerBanx home battery (an X3 with a cabinet shown) In all cases the prices have gone down by at least £200, more for the bigger systems, reflecting a reduction across the market in the cost of Lithium Ion batteries.

Report: Renewables and flexible energy could cut £660m off UK’s net-zero transition

By |2020-11-28T10:39:15+00:00December 2nd, 2020|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

If the UK government were to back renewable generation and flexible energy technologies like battery storage instead of a new nuclear plant, some £660m could be saved through to 2030, a new analysis has concluded. The publication of the paper, by Wärtsilä Energy, comes shortly after the UK Government confirmed plans to back small nuclear

Partnership to create first end-of-life supply chain for electric car batteries

By |2020-11-21T11:39:52+00:00November 25th, 2020|Battery Storage, Home Battery, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

A seemingly ground-breaking project to create a circular end-of-life supply chain for the electric vehicle industry is being led by EMR Metals Recycling. The project has won grant support from the UK Government’s Advanced Propulsion Centre. RECOVAS is a partnership between EMR, three major vehicle manufacturers (Bentley Motors, BMW and Jaguar Land Rover), the University

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