Connected Energy has secured a £3m investment from Australian banking giant Macquarie and French utility ENGIE to support the rollout of its stationary storage system, it announced yesterday. The E-STOR system offered by Connected Energy uses second-hand batteries from electric vehicles (EVs), repurposing them into an energy storage system to help homes and businesses cut energy costs and manage their power use more effectively.
Business Green 12th Jan 2018 read more »
The results are in: Tesla’s South Australian project, touted as the world’s largest lithium-ion battery with enough energy to power 30,000 homes, had an astonishing first month of operation. The 100-megawatt behemoth, originally conceived by Elon Musk through a bet over Twitter, has inspired the states of Queensland and Victoria to follow suit with their own projects.
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Planning applications have been submitted to Kilkenny County Council in Ireland for a new 100MW battery system from Centrica. Bord Gáis Energy, a Centrica subsidiary, has filed the application through a joint venture with Mountside Properties called Greener Ideas. Centrica announced plans concerning the battery back in November 2017, but hasn’t released many details since.
Energy Voice 11th Jan 2018 read more »