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On Wednesday, 25th January 2017 Powerstar’s VIRTUE team will be attending the industry recognised event, The Rushlight Show and Awards evening.

Our energy storage solution, VIRTUE has been shortlisted for the ‘Rushlight Energy Efficiency Award’ which is awarded to the technology or innovation that manages energy or the use of energy in such a way that less energy needs to be generated.

VIRTUE meets the criteria because it enables energy generated during off-peak periods to be stored for use during times of peak demand. Forming an integral part of the future development of smart cities, Powerstar’s VIRTUE ensures energy generated from sources such as wind and solar can be stored locally and more efficiently.

It has the ability to manage entire sites energy, which can lead to significant savings. This can be achieved by using the aforementioned renewable generation or cheaper tariff ‘off-peak’ energy which is available at times where the National Grid is under less demand (such as between 00:30 and 07:00) to charge the VIRTUE system batteries, and discharging them during the ‘peak’, high demand times (such as 17:00 – 19:00), allowing a company to maintain complete operational functionality – without disruption – completely independent from the grid and completely shaving the ‘peak’ tariff charges. In addition, it also provides UPS capability and additional revenues through demand side response.

Ultimately, the defining characteristic of Powerstar’s VIRTUE energy storage system is that every system is built bespoke in order to deliver the most efficient, suitable and reliable solution for a client, ensuring the maximum benefit to a business – no matter the scale.


The Rushlight Awards are a portion of a larger Rushlight event which includes a breakfast seminar, exhibition, conference, and technology showcase.

In addition to being in attendance at the awards ceremony, Powerstar’s VIRTUE will be represented throughout the day by Robert Hughes, VIRTUE Business Development Director, who will be present to answer any questions on the technology’s commercial aspects and real life applications.

The Powerstar VIRTUE team’s agenda for the day will include:
  • 08:00 – 09:00: Networking at the UK Energy breakfast seminar
  • 09:00 – 17:00: Exhibiting VIRTUE energy storage throughout the day
  • 10:15 – 11:30: Sustainable Solutions Market Panel
  • 12:00 – 14:00: Networking at the Rushlight conference
  • 17:00pm – Close: Representing Powerstar’s VIRTUE at the Rushlight Awards Ceremony


You can read more about the Rushlight Awards here.


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