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Household energy storage batteries: Myths and realities

Household energy storage batteries: Myths and realities

2 Oct 2017, 11:56
• By Ian Murray

Managing director of UK energy storage manufacturer Powerflow, Ian Murray, addresses some FAQs on what consumers should be asking about battery system before buying them for their houses.

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Energy storage and the UK industrial strategy: what’s next?

Energy storage and the UK industrial strategy: what’s next?

17 May 2017, 12:55
• By Ian Larive

When Theresa May announced there would be a general election on 8 June, you could forgive the public a weary sigh at the thought of a third trip to the ballot box in as many years. And you could forgive those of us in the battery storage sector for wondering whether an election campaign might slow the industry’s momentum.

Editor's blog
Is UK energy on the greener path or moving into the black?

Is UK energy on the greener path or moving into the black?

1 Dec 2016, 11:02
• By Terry Macalister

The imminent capacity market auction could offer some clues on the direction of travel, writes Terry Macalister, but the government could be missing a trick by not steering the mechanism down a greener path.

Treasury comes under fire for failing environmental policy

Treasury comes under fire for failing environmental policy

17 Nov 2016, 11:07

The Treasury has ridden roughshod over other government departments, cancelling long-established environmental policies and projects at short notice in favour of more immediate priorities, according to a damning report from the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC).

How can the planning process in Ireland work for solar?

How can the planning process in Ireland work for solar?

24 Oct 2016, 09:11
• By Lauren Cook

As the pipeline of solar projects continues to grow in Ireland, the gap between the number of grid applications submitted and the number of planning applications becomes more evident. After attending ISEA’s recent planning workshop, Lauren Cook, research analyst at Solar Media, explains why developers should work closer with planners on future projects.

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How UK entrants can exploit Africa’s significant market opportunity

How UK entrants can exploit Africa’s significant market opportunity

10 Oct 2016, 16:13
• By Danielle Ola

Despite regulatory ambiguities, the general consensus from industry stakeholders at this year’s Solar Energy UK | Clean Energy Live exhibition is that Africa’s solar sector is ripe for UK entrants, posing a significant opportunity that should not be missed.

SEUK: Unity and clarity needed following Brexit vote says REA chief

SEUK: Unity and clarity needed following Brexit vote says REA chief

7 Oct 2016, 12:41

The renewable energy industry needs to unite to pressure government to provide clarity over the future of UK policy following the Brexit vote, according to REA chief executive Nina Skorupska CBE who delivered a keynote speech on the second day of Clean Energy Live.