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A trial in a village near the Yorkshire town of Barnsley will link 40 home batteries and be the first to study how clusters of batteries linked to solar panels can reduce peak solar output onto the network. This will allow more solar homes to be connected to existing infrastructure, reducing their pressure on the national grid.

Peel Environmental's flagship £700m Protos scheme has been opened by 'Northern Powerhouse' Government Minister Andrew Percy MP who cut the ribbon on the 134-acre strategic development site close to Ellesmere Port, near the Cheshire banks of the River Mersey.

A couple from Devon, one of the UK's first homeowners to install energy storage to compliment their solar panels, are reaping the rewards by reducing the energy they buy by 86%.

UK energy efficiency's movers and shakers meet at The Energy Management Exhibition (EMEX), the largest business focused event taking place this year on 16-17 November at ExCeL in London.

A Costco store in Birmingham has reduce its energy consumption by improving the lighting of its underground car park.

Fugro has commenced marine site characterisation works for Horizon Nuclear Power at the proposed Wylfa Newydd power station site on the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales. The detailed works will be carried out during July and August and will assist Horizon to gain a better understanding of the geological conditions offshore from the proposed site.

Visitors to Star Refrigeration's Westway factory in Renfrew near Glasgow witnessed the first built unit of the EcoDesign compliant chiller in operation, which demonstrated energy efficiency figures 71% higher than the EU Directive Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEPS) requirement - but the company warned over more stringent EU directives on the horizon.

Communication amongst employees has been the big factor leading to Schaeffler UK's automotive engine component plant in Llanelli, South Wales, achieving the ISO 50001 Energy Management certification. The standard aims to help organisations continually reduce their energy use and therefore their energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions.

Energy storage in the UK will usher in a low carbon economy but is being held back by a regulatory system geared towards large centralised energy, reveal The Carbon Trust in a report co-written with Imperial College London.

GE is claiming that its lighting infrastructure upgrade for the UK business of global bankers Santander demonstrates that corporations no longer have to choose between 'profit and planet'.

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