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AMTE Power selects Dundee as preferred site for battery cell factory

Battery cell manufacturer, AMTE Power, has selected Dundee as the preferred site for its first MegaFactory in a boost to the UK’s ambitions to...

£163m Humberside factory to challenge China for magnets and rare earths recovery

Construction has begun of a pioneering British plant designed to wrest control from China of recycling valuable magnetic metals used in EVs and wind...

Lithium for EVs “could stymie Europe’s grid storage in mid-decade”, say analysts

Europe’s and the UK’s current deployments of grid-scale power storage will leave the continent falling as much as two-thirds short of the industry’s 200GW...

Bluefield picks up two 40 MW batteries, seeks ready shovels

LSE-listed battery and PV investors Bluefield Solar Income Fund (BSIF) is paying fellow financiers Green Hedge Capital approximately £4.5 million for two standalone 40...

Beamer! Arenko tweaks BMW batteries, optimising flows from Wales’ biggest wind farm

Software provider Arenko is running code to expand revenues from the operation of Vattenfall’s 22MW / 16 MWh battery, co-located at Wales’ and England’s...

Divert 18% of this decade’s energy capex to storage, Cornwall Insight urges D-BEIS

Anticipating flex needs and keeping Britain’s fast-changing grids steady and balanced will come at a cost of £20 billion spent between 2025 and 2030...

Diesel out, batteries in: Pulse Clean Energy and Canadian Solar plug in for 100 MWh

Pulse Clean Energy has signed a partnership with power innovator and PV kit-maker Canadian Solar to convert four UK-resident diesel generators into 100MWh of...

PPA quotes online? Limejump jumps to it

Shell-owned clean generation integrator Limejump today introduces what it claims as Britain’s first online service enabling small generators to get the best PPA prices...

Peaking blinder! Huge Hams Hall h-“amp hotel” approved near M6 toll; up to 1,750...

Grid-scale storage specialists Penso Power and partners Luminous Energy have received a planners’ green light to install a 350MW battery close to the southern...

“Knowing storage, knowing you, a-Ha!” North Norfolk to host digital solution

Specialist investor NextEnergy Solar Fund is venturing into its first construction of a co-located battery. The fund is set to plug 6MW/12 MWh of storage...

Play flex markets from social housing’s storage heaters? Ofgem clears aggregators to try

Britain’s biggest home energy supplier is set to step aboard a new trial, linking flex trading to controllable storage heaters. From September, Centrica will begin...

Big battery pipeline “at all time high”, RenewableUK records  

Britain’s ballooning pipeline of grid-scale storage projects has doubled in just twelve months to a total of 32.1GW, new figures from RenewableUK have revealed. Utility-scale...

Teralight seeks 180 MW of solar ventures in Britain

Israeli solar developer Teralight is seeking to launch in the UK, in quest of 180 MW of PV projects. In the second of today’s stories...

Europe’s first lithium processing plant progresses on Teesside

Plans are advancing at Britain’s biggest new freeport to open Europe’s first sustainable plant making lithium hydroxide for batteries. Tees Valley Lithium, a wholly-owned subsidiary...

Gresham House stores up projects, packs unbuilt pipeline to 717 MW, eyes Anglo phone

Britain’s biggest investment fund for grid-scale batteries charged ahead in 2021, posting record figures today.  Overseas markets beckon, its chairman signalled this morning. Gresham House...

Limejump to optimise 90MW of SSDC Opium’s storage

Limejump, the Shell-owned monetiser of grid-scale batteries, is teaming up with SSDC Opium Power to run two more units totalling 90 MW across the...

Longer life batteries mean Balancing Mechanism and Capacity Market set to ‘power up’ reliable...

New analysis from LCP’s Energy Analytics team highlights the growing opportunity for batteries to play both a larger role in the UK energy system’s...

Cremz! Gore Street plugs into its first battery in continental Europe

First-moving energy storage fund Gore Street today extended its portfolio of amp hotels and coulomb crèches beyond the British Isles, buying 90% of an...

D-BEIS primes first wave of LDES projects with £6.7 million

Two dozen hopeful ventures in energy storage are to benefit from competition prizes worth £6.7 million. Energy ministry D-BEIS confirmed the wins yesterday across competing...

Eelpower and Habitat agree optimisation deal for 100MW of storage

Energy storage firm Eelpower has signed a three-year deal for battery optimisation with Habitat Energy, covering  two 50MW storage projects. Due for location at Fordtown...