The UK will soon be getting a new industrial-scale battery storage project, one of its firsts. It will be constructed at a solar energy project in Somerset.

The new project is part of a new £1 million project exploring the feasibility of utilizing large-scale battery storage technology on the mass scale in the region -- especially with regards to the feasibility of using the technology as an accompaniment to large grid-connected renewable energy projects.

The project -- being developed by British Solar Renewables and the electricity supplier Western Power Distribution -- will be essentially a 640 kilowatt-hour (kWh) battery system, located at a 1.5 megawatt (MW) solar energy project at Butleigh in Somerset (owned by British Solar Renewables).

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