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British Lithium extracts ‘pilot quantity’ lithium from Cornwall

 Rocks under Britain’s west country have yielded up the first ore for a pioneering venture to home-source battery grade lithium. British Lithium Limited believes...

The Long-Term solution to our energy crisis is long-duration energy storage

The UK’s reliance on gas British reliance on volatile international gas markets has come into sharp focus. Spikes in energy costs led to Ofgem’s  80%...

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...

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...

Carlton Power and Stag Energy merge to deliver infrastructure wizardry

Two of Britain’s longest established developers of energy infrastructure are joining up. Ending three decades of independence, Carlton Power and Stag Energy today plight...

Bring us 1 GW of European batteries, sing duetting RPC and Eelpower

A Europe-facing investment fund already a quarter of the way to its target of 1GW of grid-scale power storage made its  market debut today. London-based...

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...

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...

“Magnetisable concrete” trialled for non-stop charging of EVs

The prospect of wirelessly charging electric trucks, vans and cars while on the move came closer this week, as a key manufacturer signalled development...

Yorkshire at The Heart of Europe’s Largest Battery Energy Storage System

Transformers manufactured by a Leeds firm are playing a critical role in Europe’s largest battery energy storage system (BESS) by megawatt hours, which has...

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...

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...

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 £...

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...

£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...

“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...

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...

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...

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...

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...