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Renault EV batteries to drive PV rollout

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 15:35 -- Xuan Zhong
Renault EV batteries to drive PV rollout

Used batteries from Renault’s electric vehicles (EVs) are to be given a second life in UK-based Powervault’s home energy storage units.  

The deal with the carmaker will reduce the cost of a Powervault smart battery unit by 30%, helping Powervault to bring home energy storage “to the tipping point of mass-market rollout in the UK”.

 

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UK firms push storage for off peak power

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 09:50 -- Xuan Zhong
UK firms push storage for off peak power

Two UK firms are collaborating to make so called Off peak electricity more attractive to consumers through the use of storage.

Tonik Energy and Powervault last week announce a collaboration to assess the potential for a new smart tariff model that could bring batteries into the mainstream in UK homes and significantly reduce bills.

 

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Battery firms move in to Musk’s Powerwall territory

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 12:28 -- Paul Crompton
Battery firms move in to Musk’s Powerwall territory

Competition in the home energy storage sector is heating up with several firms launching systems to rival the Powerwall, a second version of which has been slated for this summer despite the first one hardly having hit the shelves.

In December, German firm Sonnen launched its ‘SonnenCommunity’ ESS onto the US market, connecting households with battery-backed solar panels to store and use power on demand.

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UK start-up Powervault to take on Tesla in ESS wars

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:03 -- Paul Crompton
UK start-up Powervault to take on Tesla in ESS wars

British technology start-up Powervault has raised £700,000 to fund plans to bring a deep cycle lead-acid battery home energy storage unit to market.

The London-based company, which sourced the money on Crowdcube, hopes to compete with Tesla and become the leading player in the UK’s home energy storage market.

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