About Us


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.  

Lighting the dark waters of local energy

Lighting the dark waters of local energy

Posted on Apr 11, 2019

 As long ago as 2016 we started warning of the information security risks in community energy schemes. In the Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, we said that: There are many community energy schemes. Their number and variety are increasing briskly. They bring new kinds of information into existence and they handle existing kinds […]

Electricity access without the big networks

Electricity access without the big networks

Posted on Mar 28, 2019

We’ve always taken on the challenges in the energy sector. We were champions of energy storage right from our beginning. Now we’re grappling with the challenge of electricity network costs.  In the UK, only about 34% of our electricity bills are paying for electricity generation. We pay almost as much as that towards the cost […]

Energy access with a future: minigrid markets

Energy access with a future: minigrid markets

Posted on Mar 14, 2019

We are delighted to announce that we’ve been awarded grant support through the Energy Catalyst programme of Innovate UK and the Department for International Development, to make commercial trials of the new product EMBLEM in Rwanda and Nepal. After a successful proof-of-concept trial on the Isle of Iona, Scotland, we have teamed up with local […]

Events we will attend:

Energy Storage

16 – 18 April 2019

Phoenix, Arizona

Local Energy

24 – 25 April 2019

Oxford, UK

All Energy

15 – 16 May 2019

Glasgow, Scotland

Call us on 01666 840948 or email info@swanbarton.com to arrange a meeting