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.
Merlin Hyman, chief executive of Regen, has been recognised on the Queen’s birthday honours list for his services to the industry.
Regulation and policy decisions are the biggest barriers to UK energy storage and are in need of significant changes, says industry experts.
Gore Street Energy Storage Fund, one of the country’s maiden listed energy storage investors, has entered into agreements to acquire a 160MW portfolio of battery storage projects in Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic.
Independent energy supplier Tonik Energy has laid claim to an industry first by kickstarting the installation of 250 Tesla Powerwalls in UK homes.
Centrica has today unveiled a new electric vehicle offering, with solar and battery storage set to play a central role.
Anesco has targeted the UK’s domestic solar-plus-storage market with a new ‘at Home’ offering comprising a raft of clean energy technologies.
Solar and storage distributor Midsummer Energy has opened a new subsidiary in Dublin to take aim at the Irish market.
Solar module manufacturer Q Cells has committed to the UK PV market in the long term, claiming the post-feed in tariff landscape “abounds with opportunities”.
UK battery storage firm Moixa has secured a fresh round of funding from automotive giant Honda as it pursues an international storage and EV charging expansion.
A new research network is being formed to create solutions for ‘urgent’ challenges in energy storage.
The Renewable Energy Association has taken aim at a government proposal to hike up the VAT rates attached to some energy saving materials, including solar and battery storage.
Gresham House has confirmed it is to launch a fresh fund raising drive as it sets its sights on a new, 182MW pipeline of battery storage projects.
Hive Energy has entered into a consortium with battery storage firms CellCube and Immersa to joint build grid-scale solar-plus-storage projects using CellCube’s vanadium redox flow batteries, with a maiden project already in the works.
Puredrive Energy has secured new investment from energy consultancy The Maximeyes Group to help progress its battery storage offering.
Centrica is to deploy 7GW of distributed, low carbon technologies over the next decade, with solar and battery storage set to play a crucial role.