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Providing clarity on energy storage

• Growing interest from companies and consumers • ​Plenty of heat and electricity storage options • New factsheets provide independent guidance Storage is becoming a hot topic in green energy – but it may be hard to know where to start in this brave new world of using what you’re generating more...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 17/05/2017 - 13:24

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Is home energy storage right for me?

• More renewables installers offering storage • ​Options available to store heat and electricity • Important to weigh up the costs with the benefits PUBLISHED: 24 MAY 2016 UPDATED: 17 MAY 2017 For years, energy storage has been seen as a novelty or the preserve of people living off-grid. Now...

Submitted by Ian Cuthbert on Wed, 17/05/2017 - 10:45

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All aboard! Energy storage goes on the rails

• ARES - a solution for grid-scale energy storage? • Ability to build at different scales and in wide locations • Rail storage has 'an appealing low-tech simplicity' Track, rail car, concrete slabs. Not the first three things you might consider as essentials in the field of energy storage. But out...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 08/07/2016 - 14:38

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Is energy storage about to go mainstream?

• Solar power driving battery interest • Germany, Australia, islands lead way • Storage could aid energy connectivity With one of the UK's biggest ever energy storage events taking place at Twickenham Stadium at the end of April, it looks like batteries could be about to go big. We spoke to Andy...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 14/04/2016 - 16:16

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Tech advances fuel bigger electric dreams

Electric vehicles offer drivers an opportunity to shake their fossil fuel addiction, but such a feel-good change does not mean that EV technology experts are resting on their laurels. There is always room to make things cleaner, cheaper and more practical. ‘Range anxiety’, although diminishing as...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 05/11/2014 - 08:45

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Hard work behind hydrogen hopes

Hydrogen is expected to be a competitive fuel on our roads beyond 2020 - but the serious business of making one of the fuels of the future being the best it can be is well in motion. One of the major barriers preventing hydrogen fuel cell vehicles reaching the mass-market is cost - and a major part...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 26/09/2014 - 08:45

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Renewable technologies pushing the boundaries of innovation

The world’s top scientific minds are working on new ways to improve the efficiency, affordability and even aesthetics of renewables. Take this year’s winner of a major engineering prize from the Institution of Science and Technology (IET). Professor Stuart Wenham, from the University of New South...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 11/06/2014 - 08:45

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Batteries and renewable energy – what’s in store?

One of the great questions concerning take-up of small-scale renewable energy is that of energy storage. For years, the cost of batteries and other forms of storage has been prohibitive, and safety has been called into question too. This has meant that the intermittent energy supplies that are wind...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 31/01/2014 - 08:45

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Military might may help grow green technology

There is wide consensus that the institutions which consume the most energy, and have the biggest research and development budgets, should be taking the biggest leaps towards efficiency, self-reliance, and using less barrels of the black stuff. Take the US military, which was using an incredible...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 30/10/2013 - 08:45

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Building capacity - an energy storage future starts now

The energy grid of the future will look very different. Aside from the projected changes in how energy will be generated, there’s the issue of storage to consider. This is not just for technologies like solar PV, with its attendant ability to generate during daylight hours, but also to manage and...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 18/10/2013 - 08:45

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