Category Archives: Energy Storage

New tech needed to improve energy storage

In order for wind and solar to compete with fossil fuels, new ways of storing renewable energy must be found. Currently, lithium ion batteries are the go-to solution. Already used to bank backup power for hospitals, offices and even towns, they remain too expensive for most grid-applications, even with experts saying that the prices are […]

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STA responds to Ofgem’s decarbonisation action plan

Today the Solar Trade Association (STA) has submitted its response to Ofgem’s Decarbonisation Programme Action Plan, highlighting several major gaps in relation to decentralised renewable energy technologies such as solar and energy storage and setting out ten key recommendations to address industry concerns and deliver on Net Zero. STA Policy Manager Cameron Witten said: “Whilst […]

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MCS Battery Storage Standard is fully charged

National certification scheme MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) has today published the first standard for installation of battery energy storage systems in a move set to complement its certification of other microgeneration technologies. MCS has spent the last few months developing the new battery storage scheme with input from the likes of Tesla, Sonnen, Moixa, Powervault, […]

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Signify signs VPPA with Green Investment Group

For the next ten years, Signify, the world leader in lighting, will purchase renewable energy for its operations in Poland from the Green Investment Group’s (GIG) Kisielice onshore wind farm. Kisielice wind farm is a 42-megawatt (MW) project located 200 kilometres north of Warsaw and was acquired by GIG in August. It has been operational […]

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