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Details of UK’s first energy storage project released

08 Jan 2016

Renewable Energy Systems (RES) will be the first company to build a renewable energy storage facility within the UK. The project is worth £1m and will be the company’s 10th global storage system.

Partnering with Western Power Distribution, the facility is expected to store 640 KWh and will be located next to British Solar Renewables Ltd solar park in Somerset, UK.

“2016 will be the year in which battery storage takes off in the UK, as we have seen the United States, Germany, and Japan, all who have moved quickly to reap the benefits of this technology - including energy security, greater renewables integration, and more green jobs,” said RES’ CEO, Dr. Nina Skorupska CBE.

The project is the first of its kind and has been openly welcomed by the Renewable Energy Association.

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