Reductions in costs of solar technology, as well as co-location with increasingly cheaper storage, is set to boost solar growth in the later part of the next decade, said National Grid ESO.
The government is seeking to remove a significant hurdle for utility-scale co-located storage sites, enabling projects with combined capacities in excess of 50MW to proceed without requiring government consent.
Electricity and heat generator and retailer Vattenfall is developing a third party model for energy storage deployment which will see the Swedish firm deploy batteries alongside UK solar farms.
Vattenfall has heralded the success of its first co-located solar and wind energy park around 18 months after the 4.99MW solar farm in south Wales was commissioned.
Anesco has continued to rack up utility-scale storage work after agreeing to retrofit 10 of Ancala Partner’s arrays with battery units.