There was a spark of interest at Wattstor’s stand last week at Nextgen renewable event in Warwick from a wide variety of stakeholders in the renewable industry. This ranged from installers to add to our installer network; community energy networks and microgrid researchers; hydrogen fuel cell representatives and various renewable consultants, along with many more.
As the only provider of small scale (3-30kW) energy storage & energy management at the event, players in the industry expressed curiosity in how a Wattstor system can maximise energy generation and provide grid resilience against power cuts. With our increasing portfolio of domestic and commercial installs across the UK, Wattstor’s good knowledge base of renewable storage has been a key feature to its growth in the renewable industry.
The Nextgen event also had several seminars which were particularly note-worthy. “Smarter, local energy markets for cities, towns and communities” by representatives from Encraft, Western Power & Communities for Renewables highlighted the inevitability of a transition to localised, microgrids. We also heard from Ian McDonald from Future Transport Systems who alluded to the fact that there is evidently a market for second hand car battery storage. This would certainly be a point raising with Tesla, who have launched their “Powerwall” off the back of the growing success of their electric cars.