Innovative flywheel storage technology to aid grid decarbonisation

A project to build a £3.5m battery flywheel in the UK to help combat intermittency and storage issues has been unveiled

Developers hope it will be connected to the UK national grid by July 2018. Photograph: stocksolutions/123rfThe UK is set to build an innovative energy storage response system to help combat some of the intermittency and storage problems that are a barrier to decarbonisation.

The £3.5m project, announced by the University of Sheffield on 2 June, will build the first battery flywheel in the UK to connect directly to the national grid. More than £2.5m of funding will come from the EU’s Horizon 2020 scheme.

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