Monthly Archives: October 2017

Grid Power

Upside Energy: Balancing Peak Supply and Demand for Electricity

An Innovate UK supported company are looking to ease peak-time pressure on the National Grid. By connecting a range of common devices that store energy, from backup batteries to electric hot water tanks – Upside Energy are using the Internet of Things to balance supply and demand of electricity.     What Does Upside Energy Do? When you turn a…

uk investment

UK to Invest £246 Million in Energy Storage R&D

While the Government seems to have taken a back step with renewables in recent times, the decision to invest heavily in energy storage will have come as welcome news to many. It’s all part of trying to create battery storage for vehicles as well as a smarter grid that uses power better and delivers substantial savings to customers. Greg Clark…

hinkley construction

The Nuclear Debacle: Hinkley Point

If you’re an advocate for clean energy and eco-friendly solutions, the mere mention of Hinkley Point might be enough to make your blood boil. The recent announcement that the site is £1.5 billion over budget and a year behind schedule may well lead you to say: ‘I told you so!’ shortly before turn to your bottle of wine to deliver…

Solar Field

Subsidy Free Solar Farms: Are we close?

The message was clear from the Government when it slashed feed in tariffs back in January 2016 – solar businesses needed to stand on their own two feet. This backtracking happened because take up had been much bigger than they expected, both for businesses and homeowners, and there were worries about the impact this would have on energy bills. Once…

heat pumps and solar panels

Combine Solar PV and an ASHP System for Full Home Optimisation

More and more companies are starting to offer ‘complete home energy solutions’ including the installation of solar along with air source heat pumps. In the past, renewable energy has been promoted separately – companies either offering wind or solar power but not both at the same time. Now, this seems to be changing. With many home owners and businesses looking…

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