Storage Solutions Competition Attracts Wide Range Of Candidates

12 projects have entered the first stage of the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change’s (DECC) energy storage competition. Those that reach the second stage will be vying for a share of the £17 million offered.

The variety of the competitors is huge. As expected, there was a large proportion of battery technologies proposed.

The battery solution chosen to proceed in the competition was a vanadium redox flow battery proposed by Wokingham firm REDT. While the company’s technology is said to be less efficient than other batteries at 75-80 percent efficiency (most batteries are about 95 percent efficient), depending on duty cycle of £1.7m to £1.9m per megawatt, thus allowing its cost to be lower than other battery systems over a 10- to 15-year lifespan.

Other interesting solutions included using gravel ski lifts, and using excess renewable energy to produce methane which can be easily transported and burnt as fuel.

Source and Read More 

If you want to know more about this and other topics directly from end users of energy storage technologies join us at one of these annual events: The Energy Storage World Forum (Grid Scale Applications), or The Residential Energy Storage Forum, or one of our Training Courses.

LATEST ARTICLES

Ultracapacitor UPS (U-UPS) for voltage dips and micro-interruptions

Power interruptions are the most frequent power supply problems with wide-ranging consequences for industry. The causes of these interruptions include short-circuits in the distribution grid, lightning strikes, the connection and disconnection of power plants as well as volatile energy producers such as wind and solar. Because technologies and production processes are becoming increasingly complex, the…

Read More

Product Development: Embracing product safety and compliance

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT: EMBRACING PRODUCT SAFETY AND COMPLIANCE Recent safety incidents on storage plants have raised concerns about the fire safety of battery storage systems. Such events are extremely rare compared to the cumulated global deployments of energy storage systems, which have reached more than 27 GWh by end of 2020 (Wood Mackenzie 2021). However, for…

Read More

Annual Installed Capacity Significantly Increases

While the global market was under the haze of the epidemic and many countries were still in lockdown, the energy storage market showed extremely strong resilience and began to recover and grow since Q3 and Q4 of 2020. According to the BloombergNEF report, the global energy storage market in 2020 has developed faster than expected,…

Read More

★REVIEWS

“Probably the most interactive and well organized storage event on the calendar.”

★★★★★

Sales Director, S&C

“Great topics, competent speakers, good networking: keep it like that.”

★★★★★

TLC & SCADA Manager, FRI-EL

“High scientific content, well targeted, perfect organization.”

★★★★★

Expert Technical & Governance, Elia

Excellent networking event. The sponsorship was well worth it.”

★★★★★

Manager, ATL

View More

x