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UK blackouts more likely says National Grid

Chris Hurcombe

by Chris Hurcombe August 30, 2015

black box energy machine

According to a new report from National Grid, the risk of blackouts this winter has increased due to the closure of power stations. The electricity system surplus will be just 1.2% this winter, the lowest level in a decade, the gas and electricity operator said. In order to try and negate this. Read more

magic box provides your house with night time power

Caroline Robertson

by Caroline Robertson July 1, 2015

EON Price Cut

The ability to store solar power for use when the sun isn't shining would be a dream come true for home owners who have invested in solar panels. Many thousands of houses are now using hi-tech blackboxes to store solar energy for use at night. At the moment, solar panels provide “free” energy. Read more

Diesel farm boom and UK energy subsidies

Chris Hurcombe

by Chris Hurcombe June 7, 2015

Diesel farm

It has been discovered that subsidies being granted on household energy bills have caused a boom in polluting “diesel farms” across the UK so the grid can meet periods of high electricity demand. One programme for the National Grid has almost a quarter of Britain's back-up power provided by. Read more

Lowest ever peak demand thanks to solar

Nathaniel Taylor

by Nathaniel Taylor May 27, 2015

solar farm

The increase in the UK's solar PV generation has contributed to the National Grid forecasting its “lowest ever” peak level demand this summer. At 37.5GW, the National Grid's estimate of peak demand, published in their summer outlook, is 900MW lower than the same figure for last year. The rise. Read more

UK homes to be powered by Norwegian hydro

Ian McKenna

by Ian McKenna May 18, 2015

wave power electricity

Last month the UK and Norway signed an agreement to build what will become the world's longest interconnector from the town of Kvilldal, in southwest Norway, to Blyth, in northeast England. The document, which was signed at the British Embassy in Oslo by representatives from National Grid, the. Read more

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