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ARM Innovation Hub
6 September, 2018 - 21:38 By Kate Sweeney

CleanTech collaborators in battery storage venture

Two leading players in the East of England’s growing CleanTech sector are collaborating on a major project to enhance deployment of UK battery storage technology.

Hethel-based Connected Energy has awarded a contract to Norfolk neighbour Proserv of Great Yarmouth to assemble, integrate and provide testing services for a version of its E-STOR energy storage technology. 

The E-STOR system is an award-winning energy storage technology known for its reuse of electric vehicle (EV) batteries.

Proserv will be responsible for the build of the system’s power management and distribution control panels as well as their integration into and final assembly of the system.

The contract award is part a project led by Connected Energy working alongside a group of industrial technology partners.

Connected Energy’s E-STOR system is an award-winning energy storage technology known for its reuse of electric vehicle (EV) batteries. Deployed at sites across Northern Europe, it is widely accepted to be a true example of the circular economy in action.

Second life enables greater exploitation of the carbon and energy embedded in the manufacturing of the batteries, thus adding to the sustainability credentials of electric vehicles as well as the electricity system. 

Using second life batteries also reduces system costs – making energy storage systems financially viable for a range of commercial and industrial energy users.

Connected Energy’s Peter Beasley said: “East Anglia is hotbed of innovation and excellence for the CleanTech sector and partnering Proserv is the perfect example of a specialist technology ‘cluster’ at work.  

“Proserv is extremely well respected in the global energy and offshore markets. The good news for us, is that their desire to diversify into new markets and industries led them our way. 

“We immediately saw an opportunity for collaboration and having explored their world-class assembly and test facilities, it was clear that this project was an outstanding fit for both parties.”

The E-STOR module is due to be delivered in September and will be commissioned on a UK site in October.

• PHOTOGRAPPH SHOWS: Peter Beasley

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