Energy access with a future: minigrid markets

Energy access with a future: minigrid markets

Posted by on Mar 14, 2019 in Local Energy Markets, News

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 […]

Multi-chemistry smartness

Multi-chemistry smartness

Posted by on Feb 28, 2019 in News

Our friends at the University of Sheffield have produced an interesting video of the ADEPT project and their part in it. Viewers who know us will easily spot Clive and Derian. We have been privileged to contribute to the project, with partners Infinite Renewables and GS Yuasa. We built the Multi Storage Manager that actually […]

MW scale power network balancing from domestic loads

MW scale power network balancing from domestic loads

Posted by on Feb 13, 2019 in News

Here’s a video showing how Swanbarton’s EACS software can deliver MW scale balancing services to the grid, by managing very large and widely-distributed fleets of domestic energy assets, without affecting their usability.

Local energy market project to help reduce costs and carbon emissions

Local energy market project to help reduce costs and carbon emissions

Posted by on Jan 17, 2019 in Local Energy Markets, News

An innovative project which will help reduce carbon emissions and energy costs, by increasing the use of local renewable energy, starts this month. The Local Energy Market in Devon and Exeter (LEMDEx) project is grant-supported by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy through the Prospering from the Energy Revolution Programme. It will be […]

Worth its weight in carbon

Worth its weight in carbon

Posted by on Jan 2, 2019 in Local Energy Markets, News

Here’s more news from our trial of a liberated market for electrical power on the island of Iona, with our partner Scene. Over the past quarter-year, our Real Time Trading Platform has been facilitating energy trading, in real time, for thirty homes. Each of them has had a smart agent negotiating for it within the […]

Smart chemistry, smart control.

Smart chemistry, smart control.

Posted by on Dec 11, 2018 in News

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 […]

Cutting Sark?

Cutting Sark?

Posted by on Nov 27, 2018 in Local Energy Markets, News

BBC reported yesterday that the island of Sark would lose its electricity supply at the end of November, because Sark Electricity Limited (SEL) says that it can’t afford to generate power at the 52p/kWh price cap that the local regulator has imposed. The generation is diesel-powered, and shipping diesel to the island is costly. There’s […]

Swanbarton’s in hot water

Swanbarton’s in hot water

Posted by on Nov 14, 2018 in News

Swanbarton is developing technology to deliver energy network balancing services from domestic hot water systems.

Energy trading, as if people mattered

Energy trading, as if people mattered

Posted by on Oct 18, 2018 in Local Energy Markets, News

Swanbarton’s radical re-imagining of electricity trading has become reality on the Hebridean island of Iona. Thirty homes are taking part in a trial led by Scene Connect and Swanbarton. Using real time consumption data gathered by Scene Connect, Swanbarton’s Real Time Trading Platform provides each home with a smart agent to negotiate electricity prices on its behalf, in real time.

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 […]