UK

45-Hectare Solar Farm: Powering Somerset Towards Net Zero
Pathfinder Clean Energy plans to build a 45.48-hectare solar farm outside the village of Paulton in Somerset. Generating 26 megawatts of power, it will provide 10% of the 300MW needed to reach net zero in Bath and North East Somerset. Grazing sheep are welcome under the solar panels, and battery storage will store energy for peak times. A planning application is yet to be submitted.
Jul 31, 2023 // Plants, UK, Europe, PV Power Plant, Pathfinder Clean Energy
£200M DIF Backs Field's 4.5 GWh Battery Storage
DIF Capital Partners has announced a £200 million investment into Field, a London-headquartered developer and operator of battery energy storage systems, to expedite the development of its 4.5 GWh pipeline of grid-scale projects in UK and Western Europe. Field is already operating a 20 MWh battery project in Oldham, and has four other sites totalling 210 MWh.
Jul 25, 2023 // Storage, UK, Europe, DIF Capital
Eku Launches UK Battery Duo: 130MWh to Decarbonise
Eku Energy is set to construct two 130 MWh battery storage systems in Basildon, Essex and Loudwater, Buckinghamshire. Completion is expected by the end of 2024 with 1.2GWh of battery storage currently in delivery across six sites. NHOA Group is partnering with Eku for this project.
Jul 21, 2023 // Storage, UK, Europe, Eku Energy
Ecojet: UK's 1st Renewable Energy Airline
Dale Vince's Ecojet is the UK's first electric airline powered by renewable energy, set to launch in 2024. Ecojet flights will feature sustainable meals, uniforms, and no single-use plastics. Flying with Ecojet will reduce carbon emissions by 90,000 tonnes annually and contribute to decarbonizing the aviation industry.
Jul 20, 2023 // Storage, Transport, UK, Europe, Ecojet
RES Powers Downing's 13 Solar Sites
RES wins contract to provide O&M and HV services for 13 Downing LLP solar sites. RES Head of Solar O&M Brian Darnell expresses delight while Danielle Strothers from Downing LLP looks forward to working together on asset efficiency.
Jul 19, 2023 // Plants, UK, Europe, res, Downing LLP
Statkraft, Infinis Power Up UK Solar
Statkraft and Infinis have signed two seven-year PPAs for two solar farms in England, covering 92MW of installed capacity. Unity, Statkraft's VPP system, will actively manage the output of the farms to ensure optimal efficiency. Statkraft and Infinis hope to continue the partnership for future projects.
Jul 19, 2023 // Plants, Markets & Finance News, UK, Europe, Statkraft, Infinis
Britvic Powers Up with Atrato Solar PPA
Britvic and Atrato have signed a 10-year PPA for energy from a 28MW solar farm. 75% of Britvic's GB operations will be powered by the solar energy, and a CPPA in Ireland provides 100% renewable electricity for Ballygowan. The project is expected to be commissioned in 2024.
Jul 12, 2023 // Plants, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, UK, Europe, solar ppa, Atrato, Britvic
Elgin Unloads 100MW Solar to Pennon Group
Elgin Energy has sold a 100 MW PV portfolio of solar projects in UK to Pennon Group, estimated to require GBP 85 million investment. These projects are projected to generate low-cost electricity and contribute to UK's net-zero emissions by 2050. Also, Elgin sold 521 MW of solar & 70 MW of battery projects in 2020, to be operational by 2025.
Jul 11, 2023 // Plants, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, UK, Europe, Elgin Energy, Pennon Group
Sungrow Powers 100MW UK BESS Project
Sungrow has been chosen to provide equipment for a 100MW/260MWh battery energy storage system project in the UK. Penso Power, BW ESS and Sungrow have formed a JV to deliver multiple storage systems, with the first planned for Bramley, Hampshire in 2024.
Jul 5, 2023 // Storage, Sungrow, UK, Europe, BESS
UK Announces Lithium Mining in Cornwall
Imerys and British Lithium are partnering to mine battery-grade lithium carbonate in Cornwall. The venture could create 300 jobs and supply 500,000 electric cars with the component by 2030. Supported by UK government and Innovate UK, the project builds on Cornwall's mining heritage and could help secure the future of the car industry.
Jun 30, 2023 // Storage, UK, Europe, lithium
North Yorks Solar Appeal Wins: Inspector Upholds Developer
50MW solar development in North Yorkshire approved despite Council's refusal. Inspector noted benefit of immediate grid connection, contribution to renewable energy goals & biodiversity net gain. Costs awarded as Council failed to provide evidence to support refusal.
Jun 29, 2023 // Plants, UK, Europe, North Yorkshire
Ampyr Solar Europe's 390MW UK Solar-Storage Takeover
Ampyr Solar Europe acquires a 390MW UK solar-storage portfolio, with five projects located in Somerset, Worcestershire, County Durham and Moray, Scotland. With 1.8GW in total, Ampyr Solar Europe and Tyler Hill are committed to delivering high-quality projects that are cost-effective and support local community development.
Jun 29, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, UK, Europe, Ampyr Solar
Atrato Supplies OVO with 50MW Solar Project
Atrato Onsite Energy has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with OVO Energy, providing a three-year revenue stream and delivering 49GWh of clean energy per annum and saving 9,500 tonnes of CO2 emissions. Atrato Partners, led by Gurpreet Gujral, is proud to be supplying one of the UK's largest electricity suppliers.
Jun 28, 2023 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, UK, PPA, Europe, PV Power Plant, Atrato
500 MW Solar Project OK'd in UK
EDF Renewables UK has been granted approval from the UK government for its 500 MW solar project in Essex. Construction is projected to begin in 2026, with power to the grid in 2028. Furthermore, research into the potential benefits of large-scale solar on biodiversity and wildlife in the UK will be conducted.
Jun 27, 2023 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, UK, Europe, EDF Renewables, PV Power Plant
Aura Power Revs Up 200MW Italian, UK Projects
Aura Power has achieved two major milestones - a 200-MW/800-MWh BESS in Italy and a 49.9-MW solar park in England - to power 35,000 homes & 21% of East Devon households. It also has 1-GW battery & 80-MW solar projects in the pipeline.
Jun 20, 2023 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, UK, Italy, Europe, Aura Power