Government policy standing in the way of 12GW of battery storage say MPs

Government policy and regulation offer the biggest barriers to the deployment of battery energy storage in the UK according to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Energy Storage, which claims 12GW of batteries could be deployed by 2021 under the right circumstances.

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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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World’s first floating wind farm in Scotland to use a 1.3MWh battery

Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil’s Batwind project in Scotland, combining wind turbines with energy storage, will have a battery system installed by system integrator Younicos.

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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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Centrica reveals plans to build 100MW battery in Ireland

Centrica has revealed plans to build a single 100MW battery energy storage system in Ireland for delivery by 2022 to take advantage of capacity market and grid services opportunities currently under development.

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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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BEIS refuses to clarify energy storage de-rating despite ‘imminent’ decision

The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has refused to provide any clarity over when a decision on the potential derating of energy storage assets within the capacity market (CM) will be made despite a senior policy advisor stating the judgement is “imminent”.

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UK flexible energy sources to hit 25GW by 2030 but uncertainties remain over growth

Flexible and distributed energy sources in the UK will reach 25GW by 2030 according to Aurora Energy Research, which has forecast potential annual revenues close to £3 billion as batteries, ‘peakers’ and demand-side response (DSR) come to the fore.

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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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