Tag: energy storage

Energy storage and the electrification of the energy grid

In our latest column from BEAMA, Portfolio Manager Chris Stammers addresses the crucial future role of energy storage

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Energy storage trial from EDF and Brighton & Hove City council

EDF is working on five new trials exploring how solar solutions for social housing, incentivised demand flexibility as well as using electric vehicles and heat pumps for electric storage, can help a wide range of customers across the country save cash and carbon. Over 2,000 customers will be invited to take part in the trials, […]

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ABB and Gravitricity to explore energy storage in former mines

ABB is collaborating with Gravitricity to explore the development and implementation of gravity energy storage systems in former mines.

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VAT to be removed from energy storage systems

The government plans to remove VAT from standalone home energy storage systems from February 2024.

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New energy storage technology could significantly cut bills

New energy storage technology is being trialled by researchers from the University of Sheffield, alongside Nottingham and Loughborough universities, as well as Mixergy.

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Allye launches smart battery platform

Allye has launched its smart battery technology platform. The system promises to accelerate the clean energy transition in collaboration with the entire energy grid, by providing greater flexibility, resiliency and inclusivity at local scale and community level to help the end consumer. Jonathan Carrier, co-founder and CEO, Allye, said: We want to be an ally […]

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Innovative technology for energy storage

Charlotte Delaney spoke to Jacob Ahlqvist, MD at SynchroStor, which recently received a share of £30 million from government for designing and testing innovative technology to store renewable energy Tell us about how SynchroStor was set up SynchroStor was founded in 2017 by Professor Win Rampen. He was very keen to transfer his know-how from his […]

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Funding awarded for energy storage projects

The government has awarded £30 million in funding for designing and testing innovative technology to store renewable energy. Minister for Energy Security and Net Zero Graham Stuart said: Storing energy for longer periods is vital to build a robust and secure energy system and ensure that renewable energy is used efficiently. Fortunately the UK has […]

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Holmston Farm energy storage proposal

RES has submitted a planning application to South Ayrshire Council for a 49.9MW energy storage proposal on land in South Ayrshire. If approved, Holmston Farm will help create a more stable and secure electricity system as well as supporting the increased deployment of renewable energy. The site could also offer significant biodiversity enhancement opportunities through […]

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University of Birmingham part of energy storage project

The University of Birmingham is part of a new consortium that will deliver the THUMBS UP project to facilitate the development of innovative, thermal energy storage technologies that can easily be integrated into buildings to increase their energy efficiency and grid flexibility. The project aims to overcome the limitations of existing building-integrated technologies by increasing […]

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Sustainable social housing: how energy storage keeps the power on

Carlton Cummins, CTO and co-founder of Aceleron, explains how social housing providers can benefit from an energy storage system that taps into the principles of the circular economy. According to research commissioned by the National Housing Federation (NHF), in England alone, there are about 1.6 million households in need of social renting. The Housing, Communities […]

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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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