Helpful insights from Good Energy on grid-scale battery storage, commercial and domestic storage. The economics of home batteries don't work for everyone though costs continue to fall. The systems available, and their installers, vary in quality and reliability. Government policy does not recognise and reward the wider environmental benefits offered by domestic energy storage systems. … Continue reading Energy storage – who benefits?
An interesting perspective from Joju Solar on the growth trends for PV solar, electric vehicles, EV charging, and battery storage. Inconsistent energy policy for microgeneration and renewables will continue to play out, but the distributed energy sector is set to grow, and with PV solar prices continuing to fall subsidy-free solar is looking achievable in … Continue reading A viewpoint on distributed energy in 2018
This is an excellent time to invest in community solar energy. PV solar panel costs have fallen by 75% over the past 10 years. The feed-in tariffs for PV solar generation offer a source of income that makes these investments an attractive proposition. Capital costs can be funded through a mix of grant funding and … Continue reading Community solar energy is a good investment
Joju Solar offer a clear explanation of the workings of a home battery system. Batteries can increase the proportion of renewable energy consumption from 30%-70% for some homes. However, the seasonality of electricity generation in the UK means you cannot go off grid completely.... Read full article
Plastic deposit schemes could significantly reduce littering in our streets and marine environments based on evidence from Wales, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Finland and even Australia. Some local authorities are concerned this initiative might undermine existing kerbside schemes. Why don't we pilot plastic deposit schemes to make a proper assessment? Read full article … Continue reading It’s time to try a money-back scheme on plastic bottles
Philadelphia will soon have the world’s first solar powered indoor vertical farm. The site offers multiple advantages from revitalising abandoned spaces, to limited use of pesticides, and locally grown food powered by renewable energy. Watch this space.... Read full blog
One of the first of a new fleet of industrial-scale battery plants will come online in Sheffield this week to help the grid cope with the rapidly growing amount of renewable power. Read full article in the Guardian