A battery designed to store energy generated by the Hywind floating wind farm off the coast of Scotland has been successfully installed, in a milestone today hailed as a “world first” by developers Masdar and Equinor. Known as Batwind, the 1.2MW battery storage system is the first in the world to be connected to an offshore wind farm. It has the equivalent storage capacity of more than 1.3 million iPhones, according to the two energy firms behind the project.
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An onshore battery storage system has been installed at a floating wind farm off the northeast of Scotland in what is thought to be the first such system of its kind (Greig Cameron writes). Equinor and Masdar Electricity, the partners behind the Hywind venture 15 miles north of Peterhead, have named the one-megawatt battery system “batwind”. The electricity generated by the five turbines, which can collectively produce up to 30 megawatts, is transported through cables to the onshore substation where the batteries are located. The companies suggested that the storage capacity of the battery system was equivalent to that of about 128,000 smartphones. The use of battery storage has long been regarded as a way to balance the intermittent nature of wind energy. The ability to store electricity generated mean s it can then be released to the grid at times when demand is higher.
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