Articles tagged with: Energy Market

RES and TRIG bring Scotland’s first utility-scale battery online

RES and TRIG bring Scotland’s first utility-scale battery online

13 Sep 2018, 12:27

Scotland’s first utility-scale battery storage facility has been officially opened today, having begun delivering sub-second balancing services to National Grid at the end of June under a bespoke agreement secured before the hotly contested Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) auction of 2016.

Moixa secures £5 million investment in latest Japanese advance

Moixa secures £5 million investment in latest Japanese advance

29 Jan 2018, 13:46

Moixa has made greater strides into the Japanese market after securing £5 million investment from trading house Itochu, which will install the British company’s GridShare aggregation platform as standard on its own home battery product.

BESS secures ‘landmark’ investment from Santander

BESS secures ‘landmark’ investment from Santander

16 Jan 2018, 09:16

Battery Energy Storage Solutions (BESS), an independent system solutions and flexibility services provider, has taken in more than £28 million million in outside investment since November, with plans to target 100MW of UK projects.

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Explosive growth in UK energy storage pipeline revealed by Capacity Market register

20 Dec 2017, 16:55 • By Lauren Cook
Explosive growth in UK energy storage pipeline revealed by Capacity Market register

With the release of the most recent Capacity Market pre-qualification register, the UK’S utility-scale battery storage pipeline has now reached nearly 8GW. Solar Media market research analyst Lauren Cook takes a deep dive into the projects that made it through pre-qualification, and what these results mean for the projects likely to get built in 2018.

Centrica preparing to roll out solar-plus-storage in Cornwall

Centrica preparing to roll out solar-plus-storage in Cornwall

16 Nov 2017, 08:19

Centrica will “most likely” install up to 100 residential energy storage batteries in selected homes in Cornwall, alongside new installs of solar panels if they are not already in place, as part of its local energy market (LEM) programme.

Rising solar and renewables to dominate future of UK generation

Rising solar and renewables to dominate future of UK generation

13 Nov 2017, 17:28

Solar and other renewables will generate more than half of all electricity in the UK by the mid-2020s according to a new study by Bloomberg New Energy Finance and Eaton, which expects the cost of the technology to more than halve by 2040.

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100MW installed, but this is just the beginning for large-scale battery energy storage

31 Oct 2017, 12:05 • By Lauren Cook
100MW installed, but this is just the beginning for large-scale battery energy storage

The UK’s large-scale battery storage installations have reached 100MW of capacity, made up of around 50 individual sites larger than 250kW. However, as Solar Media Market Research analyst Lauren Cook explains, data from the UK Battery Storage Project Database report shows that this is just the beginning, with revenue stream patterns emerging to show how projects are proving to be successful.

Digitalisation a ‘huge opportunity’ for solar says new report

Digitalisation a ‘huge opportunity’ for solar says new report

24 Oct 2017, 12:10

Digital technologies have and will continue to unlock a whole range of new benefits that can be delivered by solar, as well as cost reductions, increased performance and optimised revenue, according to a new report from trade body SolarPower Europe.

First completed EFR project announced by E.On

First completed EFR project announced by E.On

9 Oct 2017, 15:27

E.On has become the first company to have secured an Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) contract last year to announce the completion of its project following the installation and connection of its 10MW battery at the Blackburn Meadows biomass plant last month.

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What we learned from Solar & Storage Live 2017

9 Oct 2017, 12:34 • By Liam Stoker
What we learned from Solar & Storage Live 2017

Last week’s Solar & Storage Live saw the UK’s entire supply chain descend on Birmingham’s NEC for three days of industry leading and thought provoking discussions, business brokering and a few celebrations here of there. Liam Stoker summarises some of the things we picked up from the show floor this year.