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.