Sonnenspeicher features an intelligent management system that automatically controls the charging and discharging current (Image: ASD)

Never pay an electricity bill again: Smart battery lets you use solar energy at NIGHT

Sonnenspeicher was designed by Wolfram Walter and German firm ASD Its lithium iron phosphate battery stores energy from solar panels Cheapest model is €8,450 (£6,170), but it will save money on electricity bills It also comes with ‘intelligent management system’ that controls current  In the past year solar power in the UK has more than

Electric cars on the SDG&E territory

San Diego Gas & Electric Integrates Electric Cars

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) announced a pilot project integrating electric cars and energy storage systems with California’s wholesale energy markets. We don’t know the details, but there will be a group of energy storage systems and electric vehicle fleets at five separate locations, available for California Independent System Operator’s (CAISO). The first step

Power to spare - Nissan and Endesa sign pledge to promote Europe's first mass market vehicle-to-grid system (Image: Nissan)

Power to Spare – Nissan and Endesa Sign Vehicle to Grid Pledge

POWER TO SPARE – NISSAN AND ENDESA SIGN PLEDGE TO PROMOTE EUROPE’S FIRST MASS MARKET VEHICLE TO GRID SYSTEM Nissan and Endesa, an Enel Group subsidiary, collaborate on bringing key technologies to market Game-changing technology unlocks the potential of two-way charging and allows customers to reduce costs by selling power from electric vehicle batteries to the

Citi: Battery storage to hasten demise of fossil fuels

Investment bank says wide deployment of battery storage will hasten the demise of fossil fuels and utilities that remain focused on centralised generation. It tips rapid fall in costs and a $400bn storage market by 2030. citi reportInvestment bank Citigroup predicts that the wide deployment of battery storage technologies will hasten the demise of fossil

A trial deployment of Moixa's residential storage systems have been supported by the UK government in a competitive demonstration scheme. (Image: Moixa)

UK energy minister defends record on energy storage

The UK’s minister for energy has said that her government is not planning any framework of incentives for energy storage, but said nonetheless that public funds can help “bridge the gap” between ideas and commercialisation. Amber Rudd, a minister at the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC), attended an event hosted in Westminster, London

Tesla Powerwall display (Image: T. Larkum)

Why Tesla’s battery for your home should terrify utilities

Elon Musk’s electricity empire could mean a new type of power grid Earlier this week, during a disappointing Tesla earnings call, Elon Musk mentioned in passing that he’d be producing a stationary battery for powering the home in the next few months. It sounded like a throwaway side project from someone who’s never seen a