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As 2017 draws to a close, Clean Energy News looks back on what has been a considerably interesting year for the energy transition. In the fourth and final part of a series of articles running this week, we recap the best stories that broke in the last three months of 2017.
As 2017 draws to a close, Clean Energy News looks back on what has been a considerably interesting year for the energy transition. In the first of a series of articles running this week, we recap the best stories of 2017, beginning today with January through March.
The government appears set to re-evaluate its smart meter rollout plans after the Smart Meters Bill committee met to discuss the bill last week.
Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil’s Batwind project in Scotland, combining wind turbines with energy storage, will have a battery system installed by system integrator Younicos.
Eelpower has commissioned a 10MWh battery storage project, backed with both frequency response and capacity market contracts, in the first of a new pipeline of projects being planned by the company over the next decade.
Lamp posts through the streets of Kensington and Chelsea are to be fitted with electric vehicle chargers in a landmark project between the local council, OVO Energy and its technology partner Ubitricity.
Siemens has continued to bolster its UK presence with a new partnership with Grid Battery Storage Limited (GBSL) which will see a 22MW portfolio of four projects built and an ‘energy storage as a service’ offering launched.
The UK’s large-scale battery storage installations have reached 100MW of capacity, made up of around 50 individual sites larger than 250kW. However, as Solar Media Market Research analyst Lauren Cook explains, data from the UK Battery Storage Project Database report shows that this is just the beginning, with revenue stream patterns emerging to show how projects are proving to be successful.
Last month Vattenfall invited Clean Energy News to visit Parc y Cymoedd, the largest onshore wind farm in Wales and home of the company's first energy storage project in the UK, one of eight in total to have won an Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) contract last year. As the company explained, after a "very steep, almost vertical learning curve" Vattenfall is ready to take on whatever National Grid comes up with next.
Kiwi Power is to finance and develop a battery storage project at a multi-technology renewable energy site in south Wales, where it will provide constant grid services availability to National Grid for two years in a first for the aggregator.
Electric vehicle motorists in grid constrained areas of the UK could soon see quick charge hubs powered by batteries, with Connected Energy using second life batteries from Renault to offer fast charging in regions with costly connection charges.
Oxford is set to become home to what is thought to be the largest electric vehicle charging pilot of its kind in the world with a project that will see 100 charging stations deployed on the city’s residential streets.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the energy regulator Ofgem have today released plans for a major upgrade of the UK’s energy system.
Liam Stoker looks at how the UK and Europe could look to follow California and share the wealth of renewable power, if only Brexit didn't look certain to call curtains on the UK's involvement in it.
Shell has signed a partnership deal with Dutch electric vehicle charging provider Allego which will see fast chargers installed at various service stations around the UK by the end of the year.
The National Audit Office has rounded on the government’s decision to pursue the £18 billion+ Hinkley Point C project, describing it as “high cost and risky”.
Energy and electric vehicle company Tesla has pledged to double its global charging network over the course of this year as part of an aggressive expansion.
A 3.42MW rooftop solar installation has been completed atop Rolls-Royce’s Bristol factory which will help the engineering giant offset future increases in its energy bills.
York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is expecting to make more than £9 million in energy savings over the next 15 years following the completion of the refurbishment of Scarborough Hospital’s energy centre.
Chancellor Philip Hammond has offered nothing to address concerns over the increased business rates applied to properties with solar in his maiden budget delivered earlier today.
Amazon has announced plans for a new solar strategy which will see the technology deployed on 50 fulfillment and sortation centers globally by 2020, beginning with 15 US installations to be completed in 2017.
Transport for London (TfL) is preparing the imminent launch of a tendering process for new solar installations on its own buildings.
M&G Real Estate has announced plans to install what it says will be the UK’s largest shopping centre solar installation on the roof of The Galleries shopping centre in Washington, Tyne and Wear.
Bywaters' 1MW rooftop solar array has saved more carbon in its first nine months of operation than the waste management company predicted for a full year while powering the majority of the east London facility’s operations.
The economy minister at the centre of the DUP’s response to the ongoing RHI scandal in Northern Ireland has announced his intention to publish the names of businesses claiming from the scheme, despite questions of legality surrounding such action.
Rugby Union team Harlequins will see the energy consumption used to light its stadium fall by two thirds after installing a new LED floodlighting system.
Cambridge’s new train station will source 10% of its electricity from a 49kW solar array when it opens in May. The 196 panel system is being installed on the pitched roof of the station’s cycle shelter.
Birmingham and Luton airports have received new electric vehicle (EV) charging points as a result of a new partnership between Airparks and UK manufacturer POD Point.
Nine buildings in Edinburgh will see their energy costs reduced by almost a quarter after undergoing energy efficiency upgrades as part of a new contract signed between E.ON's energy efficiency specialists Matrix and the City Council.