To stay abreast of the latest green technology news and keep your finger on the pulse of what the media is discussing in relation to green technology, sustainability and the energy landscape browse through the selection of press clippings, media articles and news posts from Powerstar which features published media coverage of Virtue energy storage solutions and the Powerstar voltage optimisation technologies alongside the latest green technology news.

Greener, Cleaner Retail

Title: Greener, Cleaner Retail Date: October 2016 Publication: A1 Retail – (http://www.a1retailmagazine.com/) Summary: What can retailers do to embrace their ‘Green Side’. Many retailers understand the need to save money and energy but may be unsure as to the best route to take. This article shows how several retail...
October 24, 2016

What Next for Energy Management

Title: What Next for Energy Management Date: October 2016 Publication: Premises and Facilities Management – (http://www.pfmonthenet.net/) Summary: Industry experts were asked to comment on more advanced energy saving options, after lighting and BMS systems have been upgraded. Amongst other contributors, Dr Alex Mardapittas offers his insight in how true...
October 24, 2016

Battery Storage: Positive Outlook

Title: Battery Storage: Positive Outlook Date: August / September 2016 Publication: Energyst – (https://issuu.com/energymagazines/docs/the_energyst_aug-sep_16/2) Summary: Richard King, Virtue Manager North, shares his opinion on the demand side response article in the Energyst. ‘Costs are falling but batteries are still expensive. Bankable revenues are hard to come by and developers...
September 24, 2016

Storing Energy in a Smart City

Title: Storing Energy in a Smart City Date: August 2016 Publication: Energy Management – (http://www.connectingindustry.com/EnergyManagement/) Summary: Dr Alex Mardapittas, Managing Director of Powerstar, discusses how new forms of energy storage and battery technologies are revolutionising the way in which energy is being distributed. Energy storage solutions have emerged as...
August 24, 2016

Powering Smarter Cities

Title: Powering Smarter Cities Date: June 2016 Publication: Electrical Engineering – (http://www.connectingindustry.com/ElectricalEngineering/) Summary: Dr Alex Mardapittas, Managing Director of Powerstar, discusses how using energy storage technology can revolutionise the way in which electricity is distributed throughout a ‘Smart City’. Recently, the UN reported that investment in renewable energy hit record levels of...
June 17, 2016

Electricity Savings in Educational Establishments

Title: Electricity savings in educational establishments Date: June 2016 Publication: Building Services and Environment Engineer – (http://www.bsee.co.uk/) Summary: Education facilities across the UK are benefiting from reduced costs, carbon reductions and improved equipment efficiencies thanks to voltage optimisation installations. In the UK, average voltage is usually supplied at 242V, however the ideal...
June 17, 2016

Fewer volts means using less energy

Title: Fewer volts means using less energy Date: May 2016 Publication: Modern Building Services – (http://www.modbs.co.uk/) Summary: If your site is being supplied with electricity at a higher voltage than required, you could be wasting energy and money, as well as producing higher carbon emissions than necessary. Dr Alex Mardapittas discusses how...
May 16, 2016

Voltage Optimisation – Case Study Feature

Title: Voltage Optimisation – Case Study Feature Date: May 2016 Publication: Maintenance & Engineering – (http://www.maintenanceonline.co.uk/about.asp?page=aboutme) Summary: A UK engineering company based in Yorkshire is benefiting from significant cuts to electrical energy spend and increased efficiencies of on-site equipment thanks to a voltage optimisation installation. The concept behind voltage optimisation is simple....
May 16, 2016

Voltage Optimisation – A Facility Manager’s Energy Saving Ally

Title: Voltage Optimisation – A Facility Manager’s Energy Saving Ally Date: March 2016 Publication: Buildings & Facilities Management – (http://www.bfmmagazine.co.uk/) Summary: Following the mandatory energy usage audits recently carried out by qualified assessors as part of the Environment Agency’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), voltage optimisation emerged as one of the technologies...
March 14, 2016