Articles tagged with: Energy Market

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.

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Utility scale pipeline offers a diverse future for UK storage

Utility scale pipeline offers a diverse future for UK storage

10 Aug 2017, 09:33
• By Lauren Cook

As the future of UK storage regulation begins to take shape, the pipeline of utility scale projects has continue to grow and now stands at 3.5GW. Lauren Cook, analyst for Solar Media's in-house market research team, identifies the key trends that have emerged and what the future of UK grid scale storage looks like.

UK to host Europe’s largest battery flywheel system

UK to host Europe’s largest battery flywheel system

2 Jun 2017, 10:02

The UK is to become home to Europe’s largest battery flywheel system in a first for the country which will provide fast acting frequency response services and aid the integration of renewables.

Enel snaps up EFR storage project from Element Power

Enel snaps up EFR storage project from Element Power

17 May 2017, 09:50

Italian energy company Enel has agreed terms to buy Element Power’s 12.5MWh battery storage project, which secured one of the most remunerated contracts in last year’s Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) tender by National Grid.