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Battery Storage: The Secret to Fighting Climate Change

Battery storage is an innovative piece of technology that stores excess electricity produced by solar PV arrays. Many storage solutions have SMART technology that allows the user to control charge and discharge times to power your home and charge your electric vehicles. More and more homeowners with solar PV arrays are choosing to install battery storage to boost their savings by using stored electricity to avoid paying higher prices for using electricity from the grid at peak times.

17th June 2020

UCS COVID-19: Personal Protective Equipment

Over recent weeks due to the infection rate of COVID-19 falling below a designated baseline, the UK Government has deemed it safe for various businesses to allow workers to return to work. For the UCS team, this meant a limited number of staff were allowed to return to our Middlesbrough office to continue work, and some members of the office staff set up working from home to allow for more social distancing space within the workplace...

10th June 2020

Earth Hour 2020 Goes Digital

Earth Hour is a yearly event organised by the Worldwide Fund (WWF), during the event millions of lights are switched off for one whole hour to take a stand against climate change. This demonstration has been ongoing for 13 years but 2020 saw Earth Hour go digital as new social distancing laws were introduced worldwide to fight the spread of COVID-19.

3rd June 2020

An Electric Future: Glasgow Re-Introduces Electric Buses

For the first time in over half a century, Glasgow has added two electric buses to its commercial fleet since the de-commissioning of the electric trolley bus in 1967. The buses are part of larger projects to assist the city’s net-zero plans. The new electric public transport has been funded through...

18th March 2020

Money makes the world go around: An Insight into cost saving schemes with Electric Vehicles

If you own or have looked into purchasing an electric vehicle (EV) you are well aware of the expenses that are associated with purchasing your electric vehicle and charging point. You may even be aware of the various government grants for home and workplace charging that aim to reduce costs and encourage the uptake of EV’s.

4th March 2020

Local Mayor’s £2 Million Investment into a Greener Tees Valley

Ben Houchen, the conservative Mayor of Tees Valley announced his plans to invest £2 million into the electric vehicle (EV) market within the Tees Valley area. This comes off the back of a £40 million project to upgrade various transport methods across Teesside in the next few years...

19th February 2020

What Is SEG And How Does It Benefit Solar PV Owners?

As an owner of a property that has solar PV installed or even a provider of solar PV, you may have heard the term SEG being ‘thrown around’ since the closure of the feed-in tariff in April 2019. So, what is it and how does it affect you?

14th January 2020

Is Climate Change Awareness Leading to Increased Sales of Electrical Vehicles?

Recent surveys showcase the current and anticipated increase in demand for electric vehicles within the car market. Could this be due to the increasing awareness of climate change? Are consumers actively trying to reduce the carbon emissions they produce?

11th December 2019

The decreasing cost of solar

Why does the cost of renewable energy continue to get cheaper?

27th March 2019

A NISA way to be green

A NISA way to be green

29th January 2019

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