Tesla opens first grid-scale battery storage facility in Europe

The first “grid scale” Tesla battery storage solution in Europe has officially been opened in Somerset. Camborne Energy Storage has installed Tesla’s Powerpack batteries which will support electricity generated from renewables. […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

The first “grid scale” Tesla battery storage solution in Europe has officially been opened in Somerset.

Camborne Energy Storage has installed Tesla’s Powerpack batteries which will support electricity generated from renewables.

They will store electricity from solar and wind farms in order to supply power to the network when needed.

The new batteries are expected to provide enough clean, low carbon electricity to 500 homes.

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.”