Tesla lithium battery blaze: Hazardous smoke alert

A Tesla battery fire in Queensland, Australia has led to hazardous smoke warnings, with authorities advising residents to stay indoors, as investigations continue to determine the cause

ENGIE energises with US battery company acquisition

ENGIE has enhanced its energy portfolio through the acquisition of US battery storage firm Broad Reach Power

New UK guidelines for planning battery energy storage

The government has issued new guidance which addresses fire risks associated with larger storage systems

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UK eases grid backlog

Ofgem has approved the Transmission Entry Capacity Amnesty led by National Grid ESO, move that could release up to 8GW of projects from the queue

Portsmouth Port sets sail to solar voyage

A 1.2MW solar system and a 1.3MW-hour battery, combined provide 35% of the port’s electricity

VoltStorage bags €30m from EU bank for ‘game-changing’ tech

The German firm aims to make renewable energy available around the clock using sustainable batteries, with plans to bring its Iron-Salt-Battery technology to utility-scale from 2025

SSE Renewables breaks ground on Worcestershire solar project

It will have a total capacity of 31MW and generate enough electricity to power around 9,400 homes

Drax granted approval for £500m pumped storage hydro plant

The Scottish Government has given the green light to Drax Group’s plans to construct an underground pumped storage hydro plant at its Cruachan facility

Manchester set to host ‘world’s largest’ battery energy storage project

Carlton Power has secured the green light for a 1GW battery energy storage scheme at Trafford Low Carbon Energy Park

Battery breakthrough: “Cloak” keeps EVs going strong!

Researchers have developed a “thermal cloak” that passively regulates temperatures in EVs, promising longer-lasting batteries and improved performance