Mercedes B Class Electric (Image: MB)

Mercedes offers home energy storage

Tesla may be the automaker with the highest profile on energy storage, but they’re not the only ones. Now Mercedes goes public with its plans. As the newest carmaker on the block, it’s perhaps not surprising that Tesla Motors likes to do things differently. That includes reaching beyond the automotive sector with its recently-announced plans

Powervault Energy Storage System (Image: Powervault.co.uk)

Upcoming storage boom in UK market

It looks like affordable home energy storage could finally be coming available in the UK Maturing and more affordable storage technology promises to “revolutionise” the UK solar PV market, according to a panel at today’s Solar Finance and Investment Conference. Ray Noble, consultant to the Renewable Energy Association, said that while some storage technologies were

Jill Goulder with lithium battery for storing solar electricity (image: YouGen)

New lithium battery technology to store energy from solar PV panels

A houseowner in Lewes has become one of the first in the area to use state-of-the-art lithium battery technology to store energy from solar PV panels. Jill Goulder has installed a lithium battery storage system linked to her solar PV panels. These recharge during sunlight hours and provide power in the evenings – very useful

The Tesla Model S And The Powerwall (Image: Tesla)

Tesla Reveals Battery Storage Solutions

Late Thursday night [30 April] in Hawthorne, California, Tesla revealed its “missing piece to building a sustainable future,” which the company says puts the world on the road to “enabling zero emissions power generation.” Tesla notes that the world currently uses 20 trillion kWh of energy annually, which is: “Enough energy to power a single

A solar panel being installed at a home in Camarillo, Calif. The state aims to get 50 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2030. (Image: J.E. Flores/NYT)

Batteries and Renewable Energy Set to Grow Together

POMONA, Calif. — The future of American energy, according to one widely held view, will include solar panels and wind turbines continuing to proliferate, churning out ever more electricity and eventually eclipsing fossil fuels to help offset the forces of climate change. With the cost of renewable technologies falling sharply, that vision is starting to

Tesla’s stationary energy storage (Image: Tesla)

IHS Predicts 9% Of Solar PV Installations Will Have Battery Energy Storage Systems By 2018

Good news for Tesla Motors and others in the battery energy storage market: “IHS…announced that 9 percent of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in North America will include attached storage in 2018. Led by commercial systems, IHS expects 700 megawatts (MW) of PV systems with energy storage will be installed by 2018, compared to just 30