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...

UK’s biggest li-ion recycling plant set to open “within weeks”

Britain’s biggest facility for recycling lithium from batteries along with associated cobalt, manganese and & nickel, moved closer to reality today, as the Environment...

Penso gets planners’ approval for 100 MW/250 MWh battery near Reading

Grid-scale storage pioneers Penso Power have won their 18-month appeal to build a 100MW-rated battery facility in rural Hampshire. Accommodated close to Bramley, 12 miles...

VAT-exempt batteries: Solar industry hails Budget breakthrough

Leaders of the UK’s thousands of solar installers were today hailing a rare lobbying win conceded by the Treasury. Among measures related to the spring...

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...

Local energy systems need radical system overhaul, says Ofgem

Ofgem is seeking consumers’ & suppliers’ views on next steps needed to embed a more decentralised, decarbonised and dynamic energy system for the UK. It...

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,...

SMS to develop new Demand Side Response applications for domestic flexibility market

SMS has been awarded a new contract through the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero as part of a consortium aiming to establish...

ib vogt & financiers DIF swoop for UK’s biggest storage-and-solar portfolio

Solar farm operators ib vogt and financiers DIF Capital have signed a deal for future purchase of 720MW of consented solar PV sites, in...

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...

Gold rush! Gore Street buys Big in California, finds amp-sheltering Rock

London-quoted investors Gore Street Energy Storage Fund are buying big into America’s grid-scale storage market, acquiring a 200 MW project to be located in...

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...

Recouping investment in flexible and sustainable Battery Energy Storage

Andrew Donald, Senior Business Development Manager at Powerstar, considers Future Energy Scenarios in the transition to net zero and government and investor appetite for...

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...