About Us

Established in 2003, Swanbarton is the original energy storage specialist.

Our multi-disciplinary team of engineers and consultants brings a mix of ground-breaking R&D and product development, alongside independent advice and trusted analysis.

This combination of in-house technical and commercial experience is rare in energy storage, and provides our customers with a more detailed perspective and better informed decisions.

Swanbarton offers strategic insight and robust technical scrutiny for infrastructure and investment funds, local authorities, developers and technology vendors.

Customers trust our specialists for rigorous due diligence and expertise in regulatory compliance.

Our in-house research team has developed a portfolio of patented products which offer cost benefits from better control of energy use, exchange, and storage.

Swanbarton has also organised the International Flow Battery Forum since 2010, uniting storage specialists from around the world.

Discover what’s possible in energy storage!


Swanbarton is the original energy storage consultancy. Our network of industry contacts and partners can accelerate your business in the GB market.


Our International Flow Battery Forum brings together storage specialists from around the world. We are founder members of the Electricity Storage Network, the association for UK storage organisations.

Our Team

We are a mix of engineers and analysts with skills in storage technologies, control systems, commercial analysis, energy industry regulation, innovation, product development, planning and project management.

Free local markets make organic microgrids investable

Free local markets make organic microgrids investable

Posted on May 4, 2021

Swanbarton’s trading platform makes microgrid investments attractive to some of the poorest people in the world. It enables a local community to grow its own microgrid organically, adding links and energy resources as the opportunity or need arises. Persuading households to invest in electricity microgrids needs a compelling business proposition. Households easily see the benefit […]

Smart chemistry, smart control.

Smart chemistry, smart control.

Posted on Dec 11, 2018

Swanbarton is proud to be contributing to the ADEPT project in partnership with Infinite Renewables, GS Yuasa and Sheffield University. ADEPT is demonstrating adventurous new energy management techniques on an industrial site. It includes the control of an exciting new battery configuration. GS Yuasa’s 100kW battery integrates strings of Lithium-ion and Lead-acid cells onto a […]

Shore power for shipping: using flow batteries to reduce emissions

Shore power for shipping: using flow batteries to reduce emissions

Posted on Mar 29, 2021

Last year we published the results of the Shore Power for Shipping (SPIDS) project conducted by Marine South East and Swanbarton.  The project was funded from the Department for Transport’s Transport-Technology Research Innovation Grant (T-TRIG). You can read the project summary in the report: Transport-Technology Research and Innovation Grants (T-TRIG): Project Outcomes (publishing.service.gov.uk) (see page 16).  Our […]

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