Category Archives: Energy storage

One thing we have learnt this week – energy storage solutions

Nissan has this week announced that it has partnered with an American company to manufacture and market energy storage solutions.  These are lithium ion batteries made at its UK plant.  It will also use if the customer wants it second … Continue reading

Posted in energy costs, Energy storage, One thing we have learnt this week, Practical low carbon living, Renewables, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

One thing we have learnt this week – energy storage

Energy storage gets talked about a lot at the moment.  When this subject is mentioned its almost always Li ion batteries.  There are other options for energy storage but these are tending to get forgotten about.  There is pumped storage … Continue reading

Posted in Energy storage, One thing we have learnt this week, Renewables, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

One thing we have learnt this week – solar fuels

Bill Gates recently visited a lab developing solar fuels at Caltech.  Readers of this blog will know that I’m not a great fan of the so called hydrogen economy.  The problem with hydrogen is that has a very low energy … Continue reading

Posted in climate change, Energy storage, One thing we have learnt this week, Renewables, Transport | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Yorkshire village with “too much” sun in battery trial

A selection of the residents of the Yorkshire village of Oxspring are taking part in a battery trial.  Some residents with solar panels are being given the batteries and other residents without solar panels are also being given the same … Continue reading

Posted in Community energy, energy conservation, Energy storage, Renewables | Leave a comment

One thing we have learnt this week- lithium mining in Cornwall

Lithium mining in Cornwall looks like it could be possible this week.  As the costs of wind and solar fall below the cost of all other forms of energy on disparate parts of the planet and sales of hybrid/electric cars/laptops/phones/pads … Continue reading

Posted in Book, Energy storage, One thing we have learnt this week, Renewables | Tagged , | Leave a comment