DEVIZES-based green energy firm Iddea has hosted an information evening on a greener future for Wiltshire.

More than 50 residents attended the event at The Bear Hotel and learnt about the new battery technology available to domestic solar panel owners. This is smart battery storage with artificial intelligence systems that allow cloud-based trading of renewable energy, and the room was abuzz with all the new information.

Iddea Renewable Energy Systems will be working alongside new utilities company Social Energy to implement a network of Duracell batteries across the county, that will work together to further improve the benefits of domestic solar energy.

Ian Dunstone, owner of Iddea, said: “It was a great evening, everyone in the room already had solar panels and are very proactive about renewable energy. This latest development in technology means they can have an even more positive impact on the grid, and benefit financially too!”

The event was held following a volatile Wiltshire Council meeting that highlighted the issues around energy consumption and pollution in the area. With many Wiltshire residents voicing concerns of pollution and climate change, Ian said: “We are right to be concerned for the future of our environment but with recent technological advances, individuals can make a significant difference. My aim is to make the information as accessible as possible and educate Wiltshire on the options it has.”

Iddea Renewable Energy Systems will begin installing this new technology in March.