What lessons can be learnt from the UK’s latest Capacity Auction?
This month’s UK capacity market auction left a bitter taste in the mouths of optimistic developers, with final prices low enough to discourage new developments... Read More
Energy storage systems for C&I: Quantifying the market potential
C&I: A growing energy storage market In 2017, only 4.3% of battery storage deployment could be classified as for commercial and industrial (C&I) use. Nevertheless,... Read More
Could disused mine shafts be next for UK energy storage?
Disused mine shafts in the UK could get a second life as “gravity batteries” — a novel form of energy storage under development by a... Read More
41 MW grid-scale battery planned in UK Midlands
US engineering giant GE (General Electric) and Arenko, UK energy infrastructure company, are working together strategically on developing a grid-scale battery across the United Kingdom.... Read More
UK university laboratory smart energy laboratory to digitise substations with renewables, energy storage and smart meters
A living laboratory for new renewables, smart energy and low carbon tech is under development at Keele University. Keele University, situated at the West Midlands,... Read More
Will shock change in Capacity Market auctions de-rating factor harm UK energy storage?
The UK government has published plans to drastically reduce the de-rating factor in Capacity Market auctions, causing havoc to planned and future energy storage projects.... Read More
30% fall in battery storage costs necessary for future viability of UK projects
According to Foresight, leading UK battery storage investors, a 30% reduction in energy storage costs is required to make future UK projects feasible without relying... Read More
Is energy storage the key to subsidy-free solar in Britain?
Climate change minister for the UK, Claire Perry, claims that including energy storage with large scale solar is “the way that you make the subsidy-free... Read More
Storage developers warned not to rely solely on revenue from grid balancing
National Grid’s head of business development, Claire Spedding issued a warning to battery storage developers last week over a potential reliance on FFR. With battery... Read More
UK energy storage given a boost with pioneering project from Bath-based renewable energy firm
A pioneering project is set to reduce the UK’s reliance on non-renewable energy sources. Bath-based Green Hedge, a renewable energy firm, has received investment from... Read More