Grid defection

With cheap PV and batteries, do we need grids?    With around half of green energy generation in Germany now being in the hands of consumers and local energy co-ops, and the cost of PV falling, some look to a future in which power grids and big utility companies are less important

Energy storage: essential for a secure future

Energy storage has always been central to the way we ‘do work’ in Britain. Traditionally people stored wood to heat and cook in their homes and even used icehouses to store ice to chill food, drinks and rooms in hot summers.  Large-scale coal mining developed during the Industrial revolution and