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REDT is testing a vanadium redox battery on Gigha. Is more investment needed for energy storage of renewable energy in Scotland?

Storage and the Scottish situation

Has anyone thought through what will happen to Scotland’s renewable energy generation if the country ends up exiting the UK? Right now Scotland is ploughing ahead with what amounts to one of the most ambitious…


Electrovaya distributed energy storage systems should be installed in Bracknell, Berkshire in 2014.

UK town to install 25 storage systems

Electrovaya has recently announced that its SuperPolymer 2.0 technology will be storing electricity in 25 independent, distributed energy storage systems in the UK. Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution will be making the purchase as part of…


Lower Glyn Rhonwy Quarry, Wales.

Green light for pumped hydro project

It might not be the biggest project of its kind, but at half a gigawatt the Glyn Rhonwy pumped-storage hydroelectricity scheme is still a milestone in grid-scale energy storage in the UK. And as of…


Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP), Rotherham

Hydrogen mini grid for UK

It’s a small step but hopefully a significant one: ITM Power has won a bid from the UK government’s Homes and Communities Agency to operate a hydrogen mini grid system (HMGS) in the town of…


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Britain boasts the biggest battery

Britain is a small island full of big surprises, not least when it comes to renewable energy. Pursuing a policy that some would call pluralistic, others opportunistic and some incoherent, the current administration has embraced…


As Prime Minister, David Cameron, inaugurates the world's largest wind farm – the need for UK energy storage increases. Photo credit: London Array Ltd

Why the UK needs storage winners

British government support for energy storage could be dependent on the emergence of winning technologies, according to Charles Yates, associate director in Grant Thornton’s UK energy, environment and sustainability team. “The government is being supportive in a…