Swanbarton celebrates fifteen years in energy storage

Swanbarton celebrates fifteen years in energy storage

Posted by on Oct 2, 2018 in News

Back in the summer of 2003, only a few people were interested in energy storage.  Batteries were expensive, pumped hydro took a long time to build, the business case for flywheels was hard to find and innovation in the energy sector was all about small-scale on shore and off shore wind.  Solar PV was a […]

Keeping Africa safe when the lights go out

Keeping Africa safe when the lights go out

Posted by on Jan 4, 2018 in News

Energy storage experts Swanbarton are leading a consortium to solve one of the developing world’s most distressing energy problems. Swanbarton is working with the University of Bath, the University of Botswana’s Clean Energy Research Centre and battery supplier Yuasa. The project has been awarded co-funding by the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, and by the […]

The capacity market auctions, Winter 2017 / 2018: certainty or uncertainty in the storage sector?

The capacity market auctions, Winter 2017 / 2018: certainty or uncertainty in the storage sector?

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in News

There’s a rigid timetable for the Capacity Market Auctions in GB. Probably, the timetable is the most certain of all the variables in the auction process. Last Friday, ( 1 December 2017), the EMR delivery body published details of the projects and their status in the prequalification phase of the auction. Our interest is in […]

Time of use tariffs bring domestic storage one step closer to economic viability

Time of use tariffs bring domestic storage one step closer to economic viability

Posted by on Jan 4, 2017 in News

Thus far, domestic energy storage has been a cool thing with which to impress your mates, and lately it’s been about the cheapest way to get anything with a Tesla logo on it. But it’s been a long way from being the sort of economic no-brainer that’ll secure an enduring mass market. This week brings […]