Novel solution to provide reliable power

Novel solution to provide reliable power

Posted on Mar 16, 2022

Swanbarton and Gham Power have completed their study of Nepal’s domestic, commercial, and industrial electricity market, and have produced a novel solution to provide reliable power at an affordable cost.  

Reliable Energy for Nepal

Reliable Energy for Nepal

Posted on Mar 3, 2022

Swanbarton based in Wiltshire, UK, and Gham Power based in Kathmandu, Nepal, have studied the commercial and industrial electricity market in Nepal.

Swanbarton at COP26

Swanbarton at COP26

Posted on Dec 3, 2021

We are very keen on microgrids and local markets for electricity.  We were honoured that the video of our recent Innovate UK project was included in a collection of Energy Catalyst projects shown in the Presidency Event – Accelerating Innovation: collaboration for a net zero future.  The link to the Science and Innovation theme is […]

Calming the waves

Calming the waves

Posted on Dec 3, 2021

Swanbarton’s control system has today taken live control of the PESO project’s new 100 kW dual-chemistry battery at Portsmouth International Port.      Swanbarton’s control system is tackling a double challenge: To meet the port’s energy and carbon goals, the control system needs to be very smart about when the battery charges and when it […]

Free market energy trading!

Free market energy trading!

Posted on Aug 16, 2021

We have a vision: local energy trading with prices set in real time by a free market. We’re excited to report that for a village in sub-Saharan Africa, we have turned our vision into a reality! For nearly a decade we’ve been working to enable ordinary people to buy and sell energy with the same […]

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 […]

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 […]

Anthony Price, OBE

Anthony Price, OBE

Posted on Jan 10, 2021

The staff at Swanbarton are proud to announce that the company’s founder and director – Anthony Price – has been appointed OBE in the New Year’s Honours List, for services to the energy storage industry. Anthony has dedicated over twenty-five years to developing, commercialising and promoting energy storage technologies to help deliver clean, secure and […]

From renewable generation to renewable consumption

From renewable generation to renewable consumption

Posted on Nov 24, 2020

Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, drives productivity and economic growth by supporting businesses to develop and realise the potential of new ideas. Its Smart Grants are for ideas that are game-changing, innovative, disruptive and commercially viable. One of those ideas is Swanbarton’s. UK businesses are deterred from installing renewable generation technologies such as solar […]

Delivery of innovative battery to Portsmouth International Port

Delivery of innovative battery to Portsmouth International Port

Posted on Aug 27, 2020

Yuasa Europe delivered their innovative new dual battery to Portsmouth International Port on 18th August.  We will soon integrate the battery with our own innovative storage management controller, as part of the Port Energy Systems Optimisation (PESO) project with Portsmouth International Port and our other partners, Marine South East and Energy Systems Catapult.   For the […]