Multi million pound 4GW battery officially unveiled at Parc Stormy in Bridgend to provide balancing services to onsite solar, AD, wind turbine and cement facilities. A 4GW battery facility designed to provide grid balancing services for a cluster of onsite renewable energy technologies near Bridgend in South Wales has been officially switched on by developer KiWi Power. The multi-million pound battery facility at Parc Stormy took three months to build and is one of the largest in the UK to be installed at a customer site, according to KiWi Power.
Business Green 20th Feb 2018 read more »
Over 9,000MWh of battery energy storage could be deployed in Britain over the next five years as the sector enjoys a trend towards “explosive growth” driven largely by the country’s clean energy transition, a market analyst has said. Lauren Cook of Solar Media’s Market Research division spoke to SPP and sister publication Energy-Storage.News this week on the publication of a new report, ‘UK Battery storage: Opportunities & Market Entry Strategies for 2018-2022’. Cook found that in just 12 months, the UK’s pipeline for new battery storage projects has grown by over 240%, with forecasted installations in 2018 set to rise more than 200% year-on-year. Opportunities are being created by a range of drivers including a national commitment to phase out coal, falling technology costs and more than 30GW of wind and solar capacity ripe for co-location with batteries.
Solar Power :Portal 15th Feb 2018 read more »