Energy storage system could be used to power EVs

An innovative system that uses ex-service diesel engines and gravel to store electricity has been developed by an entrant in a multi-million-pound competition funded by National Highways – with the system set to speed up electric vehicle (EV) charging.

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AMPYR Solar Europe and Edinburgh Airport to develop solar farm and EV infrastructure

AMPYR Solar Europe (ASE), a pan-European solar developer, and Edinburgh Airport Limited have announce the signing of a deal to develop a new solar farm linked with battery technology and electric vehicle charging infrastructure at Scotland’s busiest airport.

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Innovative solar panel project begins at Portsmouth International Port

The installation of a ground-breaking solar and battery system is underway at Portsmouth International Port, managed by Portsmouth City Council’s in-house energy services team. The project began in February 2022 and will incorporate roof-mounted solar panels across a number of buildings, a large battery and solar canopies.

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Pivot Power gains planning approval for two new battery storage sites in Luton and Cornwall

Pivot Power, part of EDF Renewables, has won planning approval for two new grid-scale battery storage facilities in Sundon, Luton, and Indian Queens, Cornwall, that will help to support the transition to a decarbonised electricity system and accelerate the UK’s net zero future.

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SMS energises 50MW battery energy storage site in Cambridgeshire

SMS’s 50 megawatt system is one of the largest UK battery sites to be energised and connected to National Grid’s transmission network so far. SMS recently commenced construction on two more 50MW sites in Suffolk and Derbyshire as part of plans to establish 620MW of storage by the end of 2025.

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