31 Jul '18, 5pm

Kingfisher Plans Large Energy Storage Project at B&Q Site

Kingfisher Plans Large Energy Storage Project at B&Q Site

Solarcentury , Kingfisher’s renewable energy partner, will manage the installation with batteries supplied by Samsung. The system will complement an existing biomass boiler and chipper which will provide renewable heat for the site. Kingfisher’s Swindon distribution center uses 3.5 MW of power per year on average and is already powered by solar energy from 552 rooftop solar panels. Currently, around 35 percent of the power generated by the solar panels at the site is exported back to the grid as surplus. The energy storage batteries will mean that this energy can be stored and released back to the building to provide power during periods of peak pricing. The timed release of energy can also support its overnight operations, when the solar panels are dormant. The batteries will reduce the site’s grid power consumption by 31 percent, with some days where zero grid energy wil...

Full article: https://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/energy_saving/kin...

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