Go ahead for 6MW renewables storage trial facility in UK
Younico's energy storage technology simulations predict effective storage could allow for 70% renewable grid energy. Picture: Younicos
A 6MW test facility for renewable energy storage technologies has been approved in the UK.
The Smarter Network Storage (SNS) in Leighton Buzzard is said to be the largest of its kind in Europe.
The project summary says challenges in optimising the full potential of storage and a lack of large-scale demonstration projects are delaying the uptake of effective energy storage, which would allow for more renewable energy to be used on the grid.
Installing and manufacturing the 6MW lithium-ion battery is manufacturer S&C Electric Europe, Samsung SDI and renewable energy systems specialist Younicos.
Press spokesperson at Younicos, Philip Hiersemenzel, said Younicos was excited to contribute its intelligence to the new project, as its stimulations had shown 60-70% of renewable energy can be added to the grid using effective storage. ...
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