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The best solar storage batteries: Tesla Powerwall and 17 others put to the test

By |2020-09-20T09:17:44+00:00September 27th, 2020|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

An independent trial compared 18 batteries in lab conditions, and not all survived. If you've got solar panels on your home, or you're considering getting them, then you're probably wondering if you should get a storage battery as well – and if so, which one is best? An independent trial of 18 solar power batteries

Tips and tricks to select the ideal energy storage system

By |2020-09-12T10:36:32+00:00September 17th, 2020|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, News, Solar and Battery|

Given the increasing concerns about global warming and environmental impacts of burning fossil fuels, policymakers pay more attention to energy storage solutions than ever before. Apart from having the ability to address the intermittent supply of renewable energy, energy storage assets can also offer a multitude of uses consisting of frequency regulation and ancillary service

Energy storage systems market to expand by over 6% per annum

By |2020-09-02T15:23:22+00:00September 6th, 2020|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

The global energy storage systems market size surpassed $340 billion in 2018 and is set to achieve over 6% CAGR up to 2025, according to a report released by Global Market Insights. Increasing demand for continuous electricity supply along with growing focus toward renewable energy power generation will drive the global energy storage systems industry

California’s energy emergency: ‘The answer is to build out more solar-charged batteries’

By |2020-09-02T14:54:35+00:00September 3rd, 2020|Battery Storage, Home Battery, News, Solar and Battery|

“Solar-charged batteries” can help solve California’s energy shortage, with energy storage already playing a small but active role in mitigating the struggle to meet peak energy demand, according to the leadership of two trade associations based in the US state. “Some headlines and quotes from experts erroneously lay blame for the blackouts on solar energy,”

Battery Storage Is Delivering Value For Solar Developers And Energy Consumers. But What About Cost?

By |2020-08-12T15:47:06+00:00August 16th, 2020|Battery Storage, Home Battery, News, Solar and Battery|

COVID-19 has led to lock-downs. That, in turn, has led to less energy use, creating an opportunity for renewables to shine. They are becoming the lowest-cost energy source on sunny days, although during the evening when electricity demand is high, power prices are spiking. But there is a fix: utilities and onsite generators are using

Heat pumps to be eligible for £2bn government Green Home Grants

By |2020-08-12T15:35:48+00:00August 13th, 2020|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Heat pumps are confirmed to be included in the government’s £2 billion Green Homes Grant as it urges tradespeople to register for MCS accreditation. The Green Homes Grant was announced in Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Summer Statement, with an aim of the government funding up to two-thirds of the cost of home improvements of over

Blackouts Have Triggered an Energy Storage Boom in California

By |2020-07-21T13:03:42+00:00July 23rd, 2020|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Powerwall, Solar and Battery, Wildfires|

As utilities turn off power to prevent wildfires, more homeowners are looking to install battery backup systems The threat of chronic blackouts is sparking a rush to install battery backup systems as California homeowners try to avoid disruptive power cuts related to wildfires. Blackouts are increasingly a part of life as Pacific Gas and

Upgrading a PowerBanx Home Battery Storage System

By |2020-06-08T13:02:42+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Battery Storage, Blog, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, Our Uncertain Future, Power Generation, PowerBanx, Pylontech, Solar and Battery, Victron|

I've had a PowerBanx home battery system for just over 2 years and it's worked well, but I always wanted to increase its capacity as one of the advantages of a PowerBanx system is you can add additional batteries to the core system at your convenience. Two years ago I wrote about how I

The Benefits of a Home Battery Storage System

By |2020-04-21T15:34:36+00:00April 21st, 2020|Battery Storage, Blog, Feed In Tariff, FIT, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, PowerBanx, Solar, Solar and Battery|

Home battery systems are increasingly popular, particularly in those homes with solar panels. Would a home battery work for you? Here we'll cover the main benefits provided by these systems. Tanjent's PowerBanx X battery storage, in pale grey enclosure (Image: Tanjent) Saving Money Having a home battery allows you to use your

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