UK solar project to get GE battery storage: A solar power plant in the UK has chosen GE Renewable Energy to provide and integrate a 25MW battery storage system.
Using GE’s Reservoir Energy Storage technology at the Chelveston Renewable Energy Park, Wykes will add 60MW of solar capacity for a total of 120MW of solar power.
The site has currently been operating with 26MW of wind energy and 60MW of solar energy.
The solar panels and batteries will share a common set of power conversion equipment, which GE Renewable Energy says the storage system will be the UK’s first direct-DC-coupled solar deployment.
While optimising costs and increasing the overall system reliability and flexibility, this is expected to help improve the overall energy output of the solar-storage hybrid system.
Process and Controls Engineering Manager, Scott Coleman, Wykes Engineering Ltd, said: “As part of our ongoing relationship with GE Renewable Energy, we selected their power storage system as it was flexible, scalable and allowed us to perform a range of tasks enabling us to provide resilient services, not only to the National Grid but to our private energy consumers within our expanding onsite grid.”
UK solar project to get GE battery storage