Fortum to install Nordic’s biggest battery to support grid stability.

Fortum to install Nordic’s biggest battery to support grid stability.

Fortum will take into use a significant battery solution in Sweden. The Nordic’s biggest battery to date will be installed at Fortum’s Forshuvud hydropower plant located on the Dalälven in Sweden. The battery system’s output is 5MW and the storage capacity is 6.2 megawatt-hours. The total cost of the system is approximately EUR 3 million. […]

UK-based Extreme Low Energy receives £750,000 in funding.

NPIF Maven Equity Finance (“the Fund”), part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (“NPIF”), and managed by Maven Capital Partners (“Maven”), has invested £750,000 in Lancashire-based Extreme Low Energy (“ELe”), a proven technology platform, which stores and efficiently distributes low voltage DC power, and which targets a number of different sectors. The investment was delivered […]

Wärtsilä introduces a new hybrid solar PV and storage solution.

The technology group Wärtsilä introduces a new hybrid solar PV and storage solution. Wärtsilä Hybrid Solar integrates solar PV generation and storage to deliver a true “renewables as baseload” solution that is not only climate-friendly, increases resilience and efficiencies but can be supported by a power producer’s existing grid infrastructure. Hybrid Solar will allow utilities […]

Largest co-located battery installed in the UK.

Vattenfall’s battery@pyc, the largest co-located battery installation in the United Kingdom, is now operational and stores renewable wind power from Vattenfall’s Welsh onshore wind farm Pen y Cymoedd. It thereby helps to provide reliability service to UK National Grid. The 22MW facility, which shares electrical infrastructure with the Pen y Cymoedd wind farm, will help […]

Solar and Wind dominate power generation capacity additions as projections for investment reach $2.20 Trillion by 2021.

Frost & Sullivan finds declining capital cost of solar and wind, rise in battery energy storage adoption, disruptive start-ups contributing to competition, and increases in mergers and acquisitions will drive growth opportunities. Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis Global Power Industry Outlook, 2018 reveals that a combination of factors led by renewables is set to transform the […]

ACCIONA receives the world’s first grid-scale energy storage certificate by DNV GL.

Acciona Energia, the biggest global operator exclusively in renewable energies, today received the first ever prototype certificate for a grid-scale energy storage solution by DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body. The handover of the certificate took place at the American Wind Energy Association’s 2018 Windpower Conference in Chicago. […]

Ørsted enters commercial battery storage market.

Ørsted, one of the dominating companies in the European wind industry, has announced plans to enter the commercial battery storage market with its first large-scale project near Liverpool. The Danish energy giant said today it will build and operate a 20MW battery in England’s North West, which will provide balancing services to National Grid. The […]

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