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Field Energy announces Italy expansion

Field Energy announces Italy expansion

Published: 21 Apr 2023, 09:20 Field is currently developing an estimated 500MW of batter storage in the UK. Image: Blandine Schillinger (Pixabay). Field Energy, the UK battery storage developer, has announced it plans to expand into Italy.  The company hired Emanuele Taibias as country general manager and Roberto Nardi as project development lead, who will together lead …

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UK deploys almost 1GW of battery storage in 2022 as Europe hits 4.5GW capacity

UK deploys almost 1GW of battery storage in 2022 as Europe hits 4.5GW capacity

Published: 20 Apr 2023, 14:46 The UK contributed the majority of energy storage capacity deployed in Europe last year, according to Enact. Image: Getty. The UK deployed 833MW of battery energy storage in 2022 helping Europe reach 4.5GW of total battery storage capacity the same year, according to data from Enact and Aurora Energy Research respectively.  …

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Renewable Connections and European Energy UK sell two Scottish solar projects to EVC Energy

Published: 19 Apr 2023, 15:31 British solar and battery developer Renewable Connections and its partner European Energy UK have announced the sale of two “shovel-ready” co-located solar and battery storage projects in Scotland.  The projects are based in Scotland, one at Strathruddie Farm and one at Montreathmont Moor, and have a combined capacity of 121MWdc …

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Plan for Contracts for Difference reform welcome for solar

Plan for Contracts for Difference reform welcome for solar

The CfD scheme has so far awarded contracts to renewable projects with a total capacity of 26.1GW. Image: Gov.UK. The solar industry has welcomed the UK Department for Energy Security and Net Zero’s (DESNZ) plans to reform its flagship renewable energy generation scheme to reward applicants for including factors other than price.   This announcement follows the review …

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Solar Energy UK analysis cautiously welcomes UK government’s ‘Green Day’ solar commitments

Published: 17 Apr 2023, 11:42 Installation of solar PV panels – via Wikimedia Commons Solar Energy UK (SEUK), the solar industry trade association, has published its analysis of the UK government’s proposals for the solar sector published as part of ‘Energy Security Day’ on March 30.  In its analysis of the government’s plans, SEUK welcomed …

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Battery storage maker Powervault announces £3.8 million investment

Published: 13 Apr 2023, 16:30 Image: Powervault London-based company Powervault has secured £3.8 million from climate change investors to develop its battery energy storage manufacturing capabilities.  The company uses behind-the-meter smartSTOR software in its AI battery storage which intelligently learns customer usage to store cheaper off-peak electricity to use during peak hours.  Investors including Green Angel …

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Atrato Onsite Energy acquires 50MW ready-to-build solar project in North Yorkshire

Atrato Onsite Energy acquires 50MW ready-to-build solar project in North Yorkshire

Atrato set to acquire the solar project from UK developer Harmony Energy. Image: Harmony Energy. Investment company Atrato Onsite Energy has acquired a 50MW ready-to-build solar project in Richmond, North Yorkshire. The project, which will feature ground mounted solar, will be constructed under a fully wrapped engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract. Atrato, which operates under …

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Scotland’s first floating solar demonstrator to be launched in 2023, says Nova Innovation

Scotland’s first floating solar demonstrator to be launched in 2023, says Nova Innovation

Scotland’s first floating solar demonstrator to be launched in 2023, says Nova Innovation. Image: Nova Innovation. Nova Innovation, a tidal energy company, has announced the addition of floating solar to its portfolio with its first demonstrator to be launched in 2023. Nova already offers a start to finish service for tidal turbines (from consenting, design, …

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UK government grants £30 million for long duration energy storage projects

UK government grants £30 million for long duration energy storage projects

Published: 13 Apr 2023, 12:15 The team from Cheesecake Energy, whose solution a combination of thermal and compressed air energy storage. Image: Cheesecake Energy. The UK Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) is providing £30 million in grants for three long-duration energy storage (LDES) projects using novel energy storage technologies. The three projects awarded …

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Gresham House records boost in profits despite 'one of the most challenging years'

Undersupply of Britain’s BESS capacity helps Gresham House increase profits

Published: 11 Apr 2023, 12:56 Despite the revenue increase in 2022, GRID noted that it is yet to experience potential cost decreases – in relation to insurance for example – as forecast. Image: GRID. Delays in the growth of Britain’s battery energy storage system (BESS) sector helped boost Gresham House Energy Storage Fund’s (GRID) portfolio …

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