Ecotricity joins an ever growing list of utility companies trialing the offer of energy storage solutions to their customers but what sets them apart is that this is a product they have developed themselves. I'm looking forward to hearing further details on their new 'Black Box'. Other utilities have partnered with energy storage manufacturers to create a new offering. This is further evidence of the current energy transition. Utilities are having to embrace energy storage and renewable solutions or risk being left behind. Ecotricity have always been at the forefront of the shift to a low carbon energy future and I hope to see a wider roll out following on from this trial.
Clean energy utility Ecotricity is to launch a trial of its residential energy storage technology ‘Black Box’ later this quarter, Solar Power Portal can reveal. Speaking to SPP, Ecotricity founder Dale Vince said that the Black Box product was now coming to fruition after spending around five years in development. Ecotricity first started to explicitly mention the Black Box last year, however the company has now entered into agreements with partners that Vince said would enable it to produce the technology at scale. It now intends to launch a trial of the product with selected customers this quarter ahead of a possible wider release later this year.