London’s BESS targets 100MW with ‘landmark’ US$40m Santander investment

Battery Energy Storage Solutions (BESS) an independent system solutions and flexibility services provider, has taken in more than US$100 million in outside investment since November, with plans to target 100MW of UK projects.

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Batteries for UK’s Capacity Market stay short duration, despite lower de-rating factors

The vast majority of battery projects set to compete in Britain’s upcoming Capacity Market (CM) auctions will face significantly decreased de-rating factors after it emerged that most projects are still set to use either 30 minute or one hour duration batteries.

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ENGIE, Macquarie invest in Connected Energy’s ‘2nd life’ EV pack storage

Energy storage provider Connected Energy has secured £3 million (US$4.13 million) of investment from Macquarie Group and ENGIE to fuel its growth plans in the UK and abroad.

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Explosive growth in UK energy storage pipeline revealed by Capacity Market register

With the release of the most recent Capacity Market pre-qualification register, the UK’S utility-scale battery storage pipeline has now reached nearly 8GW. Solar Media market research analyst Lauren Cook takes a deep dive into the projects that made it through pre-qualification, and what these results mean for the projects likely to get built in 2018.

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Solar-plus-storage project set for Wales following successful legal appeal

Wales’ largest solar farm, complete with significant energy storage capacity, is to be built on Anglesey after Countryside Renewables successfully overturned a decision in November refusing planning permission.

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BNEF predicts 305GWh of energy storage worldwide by 2030

The rise of energy storage will enjoy a similarly meteoric trajectory to that enjoyed by solar PV deployment in the past and could reach 305GWh of installations by 2030, BNEF has predicted.

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Ofgem reassures solar developers over subsidy accreditation when adding storage

Ofgem has sought to reassure solar farm owners that it will not withdraw accreditation to subsidy schemes without having a good reason to do so as it continues to work on guidance for co-locating energy storage assets with solar.

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Hazel Capital bought as Gresham House enters ‘one of the most sought-after market segments’

Hazel Capital has been bought by investment manager Gresham House through a combination of cash and newly issued shares, which includes new investment in three energy storage projects.

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Investors journey into the ‘grey area’ of energy storage revenues

Investors in renewable energy technologies have had to undergo “a journey” from the fixed revenue offered by traditional solar projects to the “grey area” of energy storage revenues.

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Growatt building storage installer base as it looks to drive UK market maturity

Chinese manufacturer Growatt has revealed it is building up a base of accredited storage installers in the UK.

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Race is on for battery storage developers to take advantage of UK ancillary services, says Sungrow

Energy storage investors in Britain will need to have their projects in the ground by June next year at the latest if they are to take advantage of the lucrative new ancillary services market set to be implemented by National Grid, according to Sungrow’s European managing director.

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