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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Written by TreeThinker

Passionate about the Earth and those who inhabit it. An engineer (BEng (Hons), MSEE) from Oxfordshire, UK, specialising in designing for a sustainable future. A member of the Society of Environmental Engineers and a keen environmental advocate who volunteers for several grass roots sustainability groups. I work full time as a project manager for a renewable energy company based in Oxford and also run ‘TreeThinker’ (www.treethinker.org); a business converting previous pasture land into a rich permaculture farm growing produce for sale locally as well as providing education on organic and permaculture techniques. I deliver workshops on sustainable living, including building renewable energy technologies, as well as workshops for schools discussing 'Energy as a resource' amongst other topics. I am qualified in ‘Information, advice and guidance’ (level 4) and experienced at teaching practical skills. I'm also a keen cyclist and have a love of wordplay - writing a blog on etymology (www.etymologyotd.com).

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