Tag Archives: Energy Storage

Role of Hydrogen in Transport – A Seminar Report

The energy for the vast majority of transport, and certainly personal transport, still comes from burning fossil fuel in vehicles. Delivering that energy as electricity poses technological challenges with few solutions that promise a complete replacement for what we have … Continue reading

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Natural energy storage

It’s good to be reminded every now and then how plants do energy storage over long time periods much more effectively than we ever can with batteries. The process is less efficient but the lengthy time shifting is invaluable from … Continue reading

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Underground Energy Storage

The Glyn Rhonwy pumped storage scheme has apparently received the go-ahead, overcoming objections to any development like this in a National Park.  It uses a disused slate quarry for the upper reservoir, which should make the overall development cheaper, and … Continue reading

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May 2016 to Feb 2017 – Solar Storage Data

Spring is in sight and we have just done the analysis of February’s performance with our solar PV (4kW) plus Wattstor battery (6kWh) system.  The longer days and the sun being higher in the sky have started to make a … Continue reading

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Electric vehicles as storage – a psychologist’s view

“LONDON (UK) 10th May 2016: Automotive industry leader Nissan and multinational power company Enel, today confirmed plans to launch a major vehicle-to-grid (V2G) trial – the first ever carried out in the UK. The trial will work by installing and … Continue reading

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Domestic Energy Storage

We are thinking of buying a domestic storage battery to better exploit our PV panels.  They already generate more electricity than we use over the course of a year (see graph below), but that doesn’t mean we have sustainable electricity … Continue reading

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