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...

NG drops checks on 20GW of battery plug-ins, pledges “6 Hinkley Cs” of quicker...

Backbone electricity shifter National Grid ESO today pledged cuts as high as four years in delays to connect up to 20GW of utility-scale storage,...

NG flexes to load up with homes, happy to shift loads

National Grid’s electricity distribution arm is flexing its commercial muscle, again seeking to embrace homes – or their aggregators – looking to time-shift their...

Turkish turbine to spin extra hours into RheEnergise’s long-term storage trial

Innovators of long-term power storage RheEnergise have signed a turbine purchase contract to advance their demonstrator project near Plymouth. From Turkish supplier Hydropower Engineering, RheEnergise...

NG’s flex trials reward battery homes with “up to 10 times” cash paid to...

Owners of home batteries earned up to ten times more cash from the National Grid’s Demand Flexibility Service (DFS) than participants who manually switched...

The firm, part of Autocraft Solutions Group, calculates that a vast majority of EV batteries currently deemed exhausted and fit only for scrap, are...

Going down smaller hills; pair pump market for long-duration storage

Known as High-Density Hydro®, the innovation could offer 100MW in commercial operation this decade, the pair believe, through use of Mercia PR’s existing grid...

Gore Street chooses EDF to run British third battery

Energy investment innovators Gore Street Energy Storage Fund have chosen French-owned EDF to optimise clean power trades from its new 80MW battery. Located at Stony,...

World’s biggest ohm game near Old Trafford: Manchester nets globe’s biggest grid-scale battery

Energy infrastructure developer Carlton Power this morning announced it has won planning approval to install the world’s biggest known electricity storage device on a...

Ceres’ state-of-the-art H2 fuel cell test centre opens in Nuneaton

A new and state-of-the-art hydrogen fuel cell and electrolysis test facility opened officially this week in Nuneaton. The site was officially opened by Mr Atsushi...

Ferrybridge to house SSE Renewables’ second grid-scale battery

Energy supplier SSE Renewables has announced its second former coal-fired power station site at Ferrybridge, west Yorkshire, will house a 150MW grid-scale battery. The...

Battery gunk recycler scores CAM first

A battery recycling start-up is claiming a UK first, announcing today that it has isolated a key component to make new lithium-ion batteries from...

Netcos launch plan to speed connections for renewables

Operators of Britain’s power grids have outlined a three-step blueprint to speed up connections awaited by clean energy developers. An unprecedented 164GW of connection requests...

Battery investor charges towards working 1GW this year

Gresham House Energy Storage Fund (GRID) anticipates converting 80% of its current project pipeline this year into operational capacity, targetting 1GW as its year-end...

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...

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,...

EV drivers “seven times more likely” to have home solar installed

Solar installers have always sensed the link between EV drivers and a solar array on their homes' roofs. Now power retailers Good Energy and...

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...