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 […]
Could flow batteries provide a viable and cost effective solution for reducing emissions in shipping?
Findings from a 6 month feasibility study have demonstrated that flow batteries, could offer a more cost effective and flexible solution to reducing ships emissions than conventional solid batteries.
As a maritime nation, we depend on our port infrastructure. Ports are major users of energy, for operating dockside handling facilities, and powering the port’s vessels, such as pilot craft and tugs. In addition, ships usually use their own engines when moored to power their onboard facilities, which on a cruise liner are very extensive. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Our work to make ships clean and green continues! We are pleased to be starting work on another project with Marine South East to work towards zero emissions in the marine environment. In the FLO-MAR project, we will investigate the design and operation of vessel types most suitable for flow batteries. Alongside Swanbarton and Marine […]
Swanbarton and Marine South East are developing new technology to deliver clean, sustainable energy to the ships of the future. The Department for Transport (DfT) ‘Future of Mobility Grand Challenge’, aims to make the UK a world leader in moving people, goods and services safely, cleanly and sustainably. Swanbarton and Marine South East (MSE) are […]
In our recent post The Minuteman of the Half-Hour, we explained some of the benefits of local energy trading based on one minute settlement periods. The whitepaper below, produced for Swanbarton’s LEMDEx local energy market project, explores the issue in a little more depth. A Local Energy Market (LEM) is an intuitively simple idea. A […]
Swanbarton is looking for a software developer to join its expanding team. The job Work on interesting product research and development projects in Smart Energy. Our main projects for 2019-20 will be about: Enabling people in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia to trade energy from home to home, in real time Enabling UK businesses to […]
A Whitepaper Swanbarton led the LEMDEx project from January to June 2019. This Whitepaper presents distilled learnings from the project. LEMDEx (Local Energy Markets in Devon and Exeter) was funded by Innovate UK under the Prospering from the Energy Revolution Programme, within the Smart Local Energy Systems stream. The project was a 6-month feasibility study […]
21st century power systems engineers may enjoy reflecting on the comical but expensive mistakes of the telecommunications industry in the 20thcentury. Digital technologies capable of controlling telephony services became available from the 1960s. At first the telecoms operators used the technology to replicate, more reliably and more economically, the exact same services that they’d formerly […]