Installations of solar and battery units are underway in Cornwall as part of Centrica’s Local Energy Market (LEM), with some of the 100 participating homes to be the first in the UK to use sonnen’s latest hybrid batteries.
Scotland’s first utility-scale battery storage facility has been officially opened today, having begun delivering sub-second balancing services to National Grid at the end of June under a bespoke agreement secured before the hotly contested Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) auction of 2016.
The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has urged the government to take up the “golden opportunity” to go green and ditch its nuclear vision in favour of cheaper renewables.
Solar and battery energy storage is to be used to power deliver local flexibility via a virtual power platform after UK Power Networks signed what is thought to be the first commercial contract of its type using residential assets.
Solar capacity is set for a 17-fold increase globally by 2050 owing to falling technology costs, particularly in battery energy storage, and a decline in the levelised cost of electricity (LCOE), according to a new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).
Subsidy-free solar farms are at risk of failing to be viable on the wholesale market owing to ‘price cannibalisation’ during periods of high output, according to a new report by consultancy Cornwall Insight.
ESB has completed a Tesla battery storage installation for Ardagh Glass in Scotland on a ‘no-money-down’ offer, providing a further indication to the UK storage market’s focus on C&I projects.
BP has placed its recent acquisition of a major stake in Lightsource at the heart of its future low carbon efforts, offering only to cut emissions from its own operations rather than transition away from the polluting fuels it sells.
Regulatory divergence from the standards of the European Union will threaten the growth of the UK’s low carbon sector post-Brexit, a leading green think tank has warned.
Over 9,000MWh of battery energy storage could be deployed in Britain over the next five years as the sector enjoys a trend towards “explosive growth” driven largely by the country's clean energy transition, a market analyst has said.
Moixa has made greater strides into the Japanese market after securing £5 million investment from trading house Itochu, which will install the British company’s GridShare aggregation platform as standard on its own home battery product.
Northern Powergrid (NPg) has unveiled an £83 million plan to upgrade thousands of substations that will allow more solar to connect to its network without the need for costly upgrades.
Battery Energy Storage Solutions (BESS), an independent system solutions and flexibility services provider, has taken in more than £28 million million in outside investment since November, with plans to target 100MW of UK projects.
With the release of the most recent Capacity Market pre-qualification register, the UK’S utility-scale battery storage pipeline has now reached nearly 8GW. Solar Media market research analyst Lauren Cook takes a deep dive into the projects that made it through pre-qualification, and what these results mean for the projects likely to get built in 2018.
Good Energy has unveiled Origami Energy as the aggregator partner working on the company’s new battery storage solution, which last week signed up its first commercial customer in the Eden Project.
Northern Powergrid is to plough £1.9 million into the creation of a smart energy grid across its network, allowing its eight million customers to trade power and services using their home solar and battery systems.
Centrica will “most likely” install up to 100 residential energy storage batteries in selected homes in Cornwall, alongside new installs of solar panels if they are not already in place, as part of its local energy market (LEM) programme.
The majority of UK respondents to the largest survey of attitudes towards green energy ever conducted would like to see more solar power used compared to other generation technologies.
Solar and other renewables will generate more than half of all electricity in the UK by the mid-2020s according to a new study by Bloomberg New Energy Finance and Eaton, which expects the cost of the technology to more than halve by 2040.
Home battery storage company Moixa is to expand its GridShare aggregation platform to include third party units for the first time after securing over £250,000 from the UK government.
The UK’s large-scale battery storage installations have reached 100MW of capacity, made up of around 50 individual sites larger than 250kW. However, as Solar Media Market Research analyst Lauren Cook explains, data from the UK Battery Storage Project Database report shows that this is just the beginning, with revenue stream patterns emerging to show how projects are proving to be successful.
Digital technologies have and will continue to unlock a whole range of new benefits that can be delivered by solar, as well as cost reductions, increased performance and optimised revenue, according to a new report from trade body SolarPower Europe.
Kiwi Power is to finance and develop a battery storage project at an energy site including solar in south Wales, where it will provide constant grid services availability to National Grid for two years in a first for the aggregator.
E.On has become the first company to have secured an Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) contract last year to announce the completion of its project following the installation and connection of its 10MW battery at the Blackburn Meadows biomass plant last month.
Last week’s Solar & Storage Live saw the UK’s entire supply chain descend on Birmingham’s NEC for three days of industry leading and thought provoking discussions, business brokering and a few celebrations here of there. Liam Stoker summarises some of the things we picked up from the show floor this year.
Solar will not play a role in helping Wales meet its newly set target to generate 70% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030, according to the first minister of Wales.
Visitors have just one week left to register before the doors open for this year’s Solar & Storage Live.
The UK experienced the greenest summer ever according to National Grid, which has released figures showing that over half of the electricity generated over the period was from low carbon sources.
Powering the UK on wind and solar is not only possible, but the “smart economic choice” according to a report which has condemned the future prospects of biomass in the country.