The Anonymous Widower

Giant Batteries To Store Green Energy

In today’s Sunday Times, there is a small article with this title.

This is the first two paragraphs.

Britain could soon be relying on battery power under plans to create a network of electrical storage facilities around the national grid.

Greg Clark, the Business Secretary, is expected to announce plans this week for giant rechargeable battery facilities to be installed near wind and solar farms to store the energy generated when demand is low. It can then be released when demand rises.

The article also says that householders will be encouraged to use batteries alongside solar panels.

I think this is only the start.

Imagine an estate of new houses, an office development, a factory estate or a business park.

  • Solar panels would be everywhere.
  • Wind turbines could be strategically placed.
  • A central CHP system would provide heating and some electricity.

Everything would be backed up by a suitably-sized battery.


July 23, 2017 - Posted by | Energy, Energy Storage |


  1. this is also tied to electric car storage

    Comment by simonjkyte | July 23, 2017 | Reply

  2. “The total maximum demand of HS2 for both Phase One and Two is estimated to be 800 MW.”

    But what does that mean? Well there has been a lot of fuss about the recent plans for Hinkley Point C. The cost of that project is £18bn, to build two reactors capable of 1,650 MW output each. So when it is running, HS2 would require half of the output of one of those reactors.

    Comment by andrew needham | July 23, 2017 | Reply

  3. […] The electricity shake-up was forecast in yesterday’s Sunday Times and I wrote about it in Giant Batteries To Store Green Energy. […]

    Pingback by Electricity Shake-Up Could Save Consumers ‘up to £40bn’ « The Anonymous Widower | July 24, 2017 | Reply

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