Report from All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Energy Storage predicts policy changes could unlock rapid growth for crucial clean tech market. Battery storage capacity could grow 20-fold between 2016 and 2021, according to a new report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Energy Storage. Released yesterday at the group’s Winter Parliamentary Reception in the House of Commons, the report estimates that relatively simple policy changes could see the amount of battery storage capacity in the UK grow from 0.6GW in 2016 to 12GW by the end of 2021. The report – entitled Batteries, Exports, and Energy Security: The deployment of 12GW of battery storage by the end of 2021 is achievable and can support post-Brexit growth – was authored by the Renewable Energy Association. It analyses a range of battery storage technologies, including grid-scale installations at wind and solar farms, storage projects linked to electric vehicle charge points, and behind the meter storage used by homes and businesses.
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