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Battery investors Gresham House charge up 20% full year growth

The fund thinks it is on course to be operating 1 GW of heavy duty batteries this year and 1.5 GW next. Net asset value...

CCUS “backed by government’s £20 billion” to head Hunt’s energy Budget, Treasury briefs

Twenty-year Government incentives promoting carbon capture use and storage (CCUS) will reportedly headline benefits to the energy sector in Jeremy Hunt’s Budget on Wednesday. The...

Axpo to build battery storage in Sweden

In the latest expansion of its battery storage capacity, Axpo will build a 20MW/20MWh facility in Sweden to deliver services to the grid in...

Dry cells, in the wet: seaborne battery charges beneath Orkney’s waves

An ambitious collaborative project to power subsea equipment with wave power and subsea energy storage has taken to the seas off the north of...

Harmony and Downing trumpet clean power buys

Two London-quoted investment funds were today separately celebrating new power assets joining their portfolios. Harmony Energy Income Trust, which invests in UK battery energy storage,...

Salted (sic) for Is and whizz: Mancs brave Italian brine to lift lithium

A Manchester University spin-off has signed a deal with an Italian mining company aimed at making lithium in commercial quantities. Watercycle Technologies, a deep tech...

Government backs three long-duration battery start ups with £30 million

Whitehall officials are stumping up £30 million in public support for a trio of UK battery innovators seeking to deploy longer-term power storage for...

Zenobē reaches financial close on Phase 1 of world’s first 300 MW battery hooked...

Ground is being broken at Blackhillock, between Aberdeen & Inverness, to deliver the first 200MW of a planned 300MW storage project.  Zenobē say it’s...

Zenobē sparks up Europe’s biggest net-plugged battery, in quest of multi-million savings

Battery optimisers and traders Zenobē have begun operations at the weekend from their new 100MW installation at Capenhurst, Cheshire. It is Europe’s biggest to be...

VPP champ Octopus Maxes out, permits firms to spread single-site clean generation UK-wide

Green-exclusive generator Octopus Energy, Britain’s third biggest supplier, is enabling multi-site companies who self-generate their renewable power to spread it between sites, even nationwide. The...

Aussies follow on, offering to retrieve England battery team from ashes

Administrators of collapsed battery mega-manufacturer Britishvolt think they’ve found its saviour in an Australian startup. Founded only last year, Recharge Industries were named at the...

Lack of long-duration batteries “costs UK £60 Billion in four months”: and the Germans...

Britain’s continuing failure to store renewable electricity at scale has left the country wasting £ 60 billion on imported gas over just four months...

Czechs write cheque to buy InterGen

Independent power producing major InterGen has been sold by its parent company to Czech investors Creditas Group for an undisclosed sum. With over 25 years’...

Faraday Challenge hands out £27.6 million to battery innovators

Projects exploring battery recycling, digital twins, new battery materials, and new manufacturing techniques have received funding from the government’s Faraday Battery Challenge. From digital twins...

Scots hill to roar with power, as Tag tags Santander for big battery

Power storage provider TagEnergy has secured funding for its fourth amp-amungous crèche-for-coulombs in the UK, the 49.9MW/100MWh Roaring Hill development in Fife. Santander UK are...

UK primed to become a global frontrunner in battery recycling

The UK has everything it needs to become a frontrunner in the global battery recycling industry but, to achieve this, there must be collaboration...

ENGIE & Canadian Solar bring two 2-hour grid batteries to Scotland

French-based power supplier ENGIE has signed a deal with green generator Canadian Solar’s e-Storage offshoot to construct two 50MW/100MWh, two-hour duration battery sites in...

Solid as sodium: Lancs battery pioneers approach volume output, thanks to Italian partners

British battery technologists have co-developed a manufacturing process easing automation in making next-generation cells based on sodium-metal-chloride chemistry. LiNA Energy, a privately held, six-year old...

Battery innovators store up their share of Faraday challenge’s £11 million

Innovators with cutting edge battery tech ideas and projects have been awarded grants of up to £907k by the Faraday Battery Challenge (FBC). Twenty pioneering...

Tag taps 3 banks for £70m to set 100MW battery humming near Drax

Global clean energy enterprise TagEnergy has secured a debt package to finance its next UK-based battery energy storage system (BESS) project under an innovative...