As much as 500MW of additional large-scale battery storage capacity could be built in the UK in 2019, increasing its capacity by more than 70% to 1.2GW. Lauren Cook, analyst at Solar Media Market Research, reports.
Foresight Solar Fund basked in last year’s sunshine to report significant growth in 2018, but the coming years look set for a “more opportunistic approach”, the fund said today.
Solar farms could be able to compete for contracts in the Capacity Market as early as winter 2019/20 if new government proposals, launched yesterday, are approved.
Guidance issued by the transmission system operator (TSO) National Grid on how to co-locate energy storage with generation facilities has been welcomed by an analyst at the Renewable Energy Association.
Vattenfall has announced plans to invest up to €100 million (£89 million) in developing solar projects over the next two years.
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.