The $15.7m facility will use Tesla lithium-ion batteries and double TagEnergy’s storage capacity.
TagEnergy and Harmony Energy have completed construction on the UK’s largest battery storage facility with a capacity of 99MWh. The $38m (£30m) development has a throughput of 49.5MW and lies near Luton, in the southeast of the UK.
International bank Santander UK have also given a $15.7m (£12.5m) funding package for the development. Construction began in March 2022, with renewable energy company RES acting as asset manager.
The development, known as Chapel Farm, uses a system of Tesla Megapack lithium-ion batteries in addition to Tesla’s Autobidder AI software.
Since entering the market in 2021, TagEnergy has built a portfolio of close to 4GW across Australia, France, Portugal, Spain and the UK.
TagEnergy’s first live facility is located in Dorset, in the south-west of the UK, with a throughput of 20MW. According to Franck Woitiez, chief executive officer of TagEnergy: “With more than double the operational capacity of our first live facility, Chapel Farm will provide a significant clean energy boost to the national grid and help grow renewables’ share of it”.