DECC spends £5m on energy storage R&D

DECC has awarded £5m in contracts to boost innovation through its energy storage technology competition.

DECC has awarded £5m in contracts to boost innovation through its energy storage technology competition.

The funding was awarded on 4 November in the second phase of the department’s £17m energy storage competition. It will be to field-test designs. 

Wokingham-based REDT UK was awarded the largest share of £3.6m to develop technology to store electricity from wind turbines.

Moixa Energy in London has developed small battery-based storage units that can be installed into homes. These would store power that could be reused during peak demand times. The firm was awarded £1.5m to install and demonstrate the technology in 300 homes across the UK.

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