RWE has begun constructing seven new photograph voltaic and co-located battery duties within the UK.

The seven web sites, positioned from North Devon to Lincolnshire, can have a blended put-in photograph voltaic functionality of 330 MW. The developer will arrange a 35 MW BESS on the Langford web site and a ten MW BESS on the Claydon web site. It acknowledged it is setting up the other 5 web sites to facilitate the long-run co-location of battery storage, in order to maximise the best use of the grid.

The first of the seven web sites is anticipated to develop to be completely operational by the highest of this 12 months. As quickly as all of the web sites are completely operational, they’re going to have the ability to assemble the everyday annual electrical vitality desires of over 140,000 typical UK homes.

Quick to deploy and using in all probability probably the most stylish photograph voltaic utilized sciences, we purpose to maximise the expertise potential of these web sites for the UK; with a nationwide purpose to increase photograph voltaic functionality fivefold by 2035 and associated for battery storage, our duties will play a key place in serving to verify the UK decarbonizes its vitality grid and achieves its troublesome web zero targets,” acknowledged Katja Wünschel, the CEO of RWE Renewables Europe & Australia.

RWE has set a purpose of commissioning about 450 MW of the most recent UK photograph voltaic functionality per 12 months as a lot as 2030 in help of the nationwide photograph voltaic targets. Globally, it plans to increase its put-in photograph voltaic functionality from 3.9 GW to 16 GW by 2030.

In February, the company launched the event of a 450 MW plant in Greece and its first utility-scale storage facility inside the Netherlands.