Camborne Energy Storage has installed the first Tesla Powerpack batteries on site in Somerset, UK.
Being the first grid-scale Tesla battery storage solution in Europe, Powerpack batteries have the capability to support generation from renewable technology such as wind and solarfarms. This can be used to supply clean, low-carbon electricity to the power grid when needed.
The UK's energy minister Baroness Neville-Rolfe said: “We welcome this exciting project from Tesla and Camborne. Innovation in storage technologies will help manage our electricity grid more efficiently, support greater energy security, and crucially drive down consumer bills.
“Our upcoming industrial strategy will build on this work further, working with businesses to ensure the UK continues to be at the forefront of low-carbon technology, creating the conditions for future success.”
Co-located with a solarfarm, the new batteries will be able to supply around 500 homes in Somerset.
Camborne Energy Storage's managing director Dan Taylor said: “This project is already commercially operational providing low carbon power during times of high demand.”
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Storage solutions, like Powerpack batteries, have the ability to offer a wide range of solutions across the low-carbon sector, such as providing power to electric cars or easing electricity supply from intermittent energy sources like solarfarms.
The UK Government aims to make the best use of these storage batteries and other flexible technologies to develop an efficient and productive electricity system.
Image: Camborne Energy Storage installs first Tesla Powerpack batteries in Somerset. Photo: courtesy of Camborne Energy.