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Wind, solar and storage on the way for Cornwall site

Energy has been exported from a commercial 1 MW battery energy storage system connected to Carland Cross wind farm in Cornwall for the first time, thanks to a joint venture between ScottishPower Renewables (SPR) and Centrica.

The energy stored in the battery will soon be available to the Cornwall Local Energy Market (LEM) initiative, helping balance electricity supply and demand at a local level.

The project also marks the start of a pipeline of almost 1 GW of battery storage projects for SPR across its portfolio in the UK and Republic of Ireland, says the company. This will include the 50 MW Whitelee ‘super battery’, just south of Glasgow.

IN addition, construction work for a 10 MW solar scheme at Carland Cross windfarm is expected to get underway this year. This will make Carland Cross the UK’s first utility-scale energy park, combining wind, solar and storage.

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Journal title: Energy World

Subjects: Electricity storage, Renewables,

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