Tag: batteries

SMS energises first battery energy storage system

SMS plc has successfully energised its first battery energy storage system (BESS) in Burwell, Cambridgeshire. Capable of storing and releasing up to 50MW of power, which could serve thousands of homes with electricity, the site is one the largest projects of its kind in the UK. The system of lithium-ion batteries is able to store […]

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Veolia announces its first electric vehicle battery recycling facility in the UK

Veolia has announced its first electric vehicle battery recycling facility in the UK, which will have the capacity to process 20% of the UK’s end-of-life electric vehicle batteries by 2024. Veolia’s new facility in Minworth, West Midlands marks the first step in developing its recycling technology and treatment capacity within the UK, with an anticipated […]

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Centrica Business Solutions creates team to develop grid-connected solar and battery storage assets

Centrica Business Solutions has established a team to develop large scale, grid-connected solar and battery storage assets in the UK and Europe. Centrica Energy Assets will develop, build, manage and optimise a portfolio of Centrica-owned solar and battery projects that will help provide the company’s customers with clean energy. Centrica has to date completed over […]

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UCL improving battery efficiency to drive electric vehicle growth

Experts from University College London (UCL) will be developing batteries to enable electric vehicles to go further in between charges, after winning funding from the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Faraday Institution Battery Challenge. The £1.5m Silicon Anode Battery for Rapid Electrification (SABRE) project will develop battery cells with higher energy density, improving their ability […]

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Researchers look at electricity grid resilience using advanced batteries

A new research partnership, from Loughborough University and the University of Warwick, will show how advanced lead batteries can support electricity grid energy storage and plug-in to more renewable and other storage requirements for low carbon energy systems. The project is being supported by the Consortium for Battery Innovation (CBI).Demand for batteries as a storage technology […]

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Connected Energy secures funding

ENGIE New Ventures has announced its investment to further Connected Energy’s development.  Connected Energy uses electric vehicle batteries, at the end of their in-car first life, to create energy storage systems. These combine as many batteries as are needed for tailor-made solutions with capacity ranging from less than 100 kilowatt hours up to 15 megawatt […]

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