GE Renewable Energy is selected by Wykes to deliver a 25MW multiple hour duration Energy Storage Systems, to be integrated with Wykes’ Solar PV plant at the Chelveston Renewable Energy Park, in the United Kingdom.
This would represents UK’s first DC-Coupled Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) integrated with a Solar Plant, where Solar Panels and the Batteries will share a common set of power conversion equipment. PTR expects this move to optimize costs, however it is hard to predict as of now whether this design would actually result in increment in overall system reliability and flexibility as GE claims. Link to the news: https://www.ge.com/news/press-releases/ge-renewable-energy-integrate-uks-first-dc-coupled-battery-energy-storage-system