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REA & industry leaders call for domestic energy storage VAT cut 

In an open letter, the Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) and a coalition of industry groups have urged the Government to create a level playing field for home energy storage, in recognition of the technologies’ benefits in reducing carbon emissions. While there have been promising announcements and other technologies have rightly benefitted […]

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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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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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