Strike a light! Huge Hams Hall h-“amp hotel” approved; up to 1,750 MWh scoped

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...

Gore Street seeks £75 million to secure more of 1.3 GW project pipeline

Clean tech investors Gore Street Energy Storage Fund are seeking another £75 million to secure continued expansion of its 1.3 GW roster of projects. Launched...

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...

Octopus’ KrakenFlex stretches leg into Hydro REIN tie-up

KrakenFlex, Octopus Energy’s flexibility platform driving its international expansion into support services, has struck a deal in Canada, likely to run on into three...

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...

Western Power debuts ‘first of a kind’ flex marketplace for smaller assets

Britain’s biggest distributed network operator today reaches out to small owners of storage assets, launching its platform to trade flex capacity and set prices...

Cambridge Power at Brookfield’s gate, bullish on solar & 800MW of batteries

Cambridge Power Limited has signed a deal with one of the world's biggest operators of clean energy plant to develop power and battery energy...

Norwegians eye England’s East Coast for 2 solar projects, plus battery

Norway’s state-owned renewables generator Statkraft is seeking planners’ permission to develop two solar parks in Yorkshire and Suffolk.  A combined investment in excess of...

Triple Point Energy Efficiency Infrastructure: £108m of near-term storage secured

Green investor Triple Point Energy Efficiency Infrastructure is eying portfolio expansion of over £560 million. In a trading statement to investors today John Roberts, chairman...

“Good I – for amps -, son?” Bluefield pays £1.5 million for battery project...

Specialist renewables investor Bluefield Solar Income Fund has inked its first deal for a grid-scale battery not sited on a PV farm. The closed end...

ITM Power’s half years: Orders quadrupled, cash burn slows

Securing new contracts resulted in six-month losses for hydrogen electrolyser maker ITM Power being cut back last year on 2020’s equivalent period to £...