UK to build Europe’s largest battery

A co-operative project led by S&C Electric Europe has received funding from the UK government to create a large lithium manganese battery to allow renewables which are intermittent  such as solar (only in the day) and wind (only when it’s windy) to be accessible full time.

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The battery will be lithium-titanate which is faster charging and longer lasting than lithium ion batteries. The 10MWh battery will be able to store 1 hour and 40 minutes of power reducing the need to standby generators. The battery will cost around £13.2 million (20.5 million US dollars) and will allow more renewables to be connected to the grid.

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