Four big battery plants to ease Scotland’s clean transmssion

Over 1GW of new power storage was announced this morning for Scotland's transmission grid. Innovators Xenobe revealed plans for three amp hotels with a combined...

NextEnergy Solar extends paw, takes Lion’s share of 250MW battery portfolio

Battery investment fund NextEnergy Solar (NESF) is set to pay £32.5 million for development rights on an unbuilt portfolio of two-hour grid-scale storage, set...

Electric eel: Solar fund winds self a second time around battery specialist

Clean electricity investors Next Energy Solar Fund have formed a £ 200 million storage partnership, its second with grid-scale battery engineers Eelpower. Today’s deal doubles...

RES wins planners’ blessing for 100MW Durham battery

Clean energy developer RES has secured planning permission to progress a 99.9MW battery close to an existing substation near Spennymoor, County Durham. The mega-device is...

JLEN and Foresight together pledge £28.2 million to 50MW Aberdeenshire battery

Environmental infrastructure investors JLEN and Foresight Solar Fund are going halves on the purchase of a 50MW lithium ion battery project set for Buchan,...

Profits soar at Centrica & Shell  

Energy supermajors Centrica and Shell pleased investors today but antagonised customers and politicians, reporting soaring profits.   British Gas’s owner declared its first dividend for...

“1.3 TWh of UK wind generation wasted” due to lack of grid-scale storage, developer...

Failure to store renewable electricity during Britain’s escalating energy crisis wastes clean electricity that otherwise could be used by half a million homes a...

£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...

Harmony exercises firm hold on non-flyaway batteries

 Another glimpse quantifying the investment boom in Britain’s grid-scale batteries came this morning, with debutant fund Harmony Energy Income Trust publishing its first performance...

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...

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...

Divert 18% of this decade’s energy capex to storage, Cornwall Insight urges D-BEIS

Anticipating flex needs and keeping Britain’s fast-changing grids steady and balanced will come at a cost of £20 billion spent between 2025 and 2030...

Diesel out, batteries in: Pulse Clean Energy and Canadian Solar plug in for 100 MWh

Pulse Clean Energy has signed a partnership with power innovator and PV kit-maker Canadian Solar to convert four UK-resident diesel generators into 100MWh of...

Peaking blinder! Huge Hams Hall h-“amp hotel” approved near M6 toll; up to 1,750...

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...

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...

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...

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...