Image: Paul Marriott (ecotricity).


Storage stole central stage this week with new launches, new partnerships and the release of our own storage market report, which has assessed precisely how much capacity lies in the commercial and industrial-scale pipeline.


Ecotricity ready to launch ‘Black Box’ storage trial in Q1 2017

Clean energy utility Ecotricity is to launch a trial of its residential energy storage technology ‘Black Box’ later this quarter.

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IKEA to bolster solar range as sustainable product sales surge

Furniture retailer IKEA is to improve on its solar PV product range later this year after seeing its sales of sustainability products surge in 2016.

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Green Deal loans to reopen following completed privatisation deal

Green Deal finance loans are to reopen by the end of March after the company set up by the government to manage its former flagship energy efficiency scheme was bought by City investors over the weekend.

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Anesco announces Green Hedge ‘Energy Barn’ development deal

Green energy firm Anesco has entered into a partnership with Green Hedge Energy UK which will see the two collaborate on the development of the latter’s Energy Barns concept.

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UK battery storage pipeline reaches 2.3GW according to new report

The UK has a pipeline of 2.3GW of commercial and industrial (C&I) battery-based energy storage projects, with many developers already looking to ‘stack’ revenues through providing multiple services, a new report has found.

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