Camborne Energy Storage to install the first Tesla grid-scale Powerpacks in Europe

Powerpack is Tesla’s utility and business energy storage system
Powerpack is Tesla’s utility and business energy storage system

Camborne Energy Storage, a UK-based developer of large-scale energy storage projects, is installing the very first grid-scale Tesla Powerpacks in Europe, the company announced.

With the recent arrival of the batteries to a site in Somerset, Camborne are co-locating them with a ground mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) site.

The combined solar and battery installation has the capacity to provide power for over 500 homes. Camborne has selected this design to demonstrate the ability to provide a balanced grid and grow its ambitions for pioneering co-located energy systems throughout the UK.


Powerpacks integrate with solar PV site

Each of the Camborne installed systems are designed to further assist and improve the efficiency of the UK’s energy infrastructure and support the renewable energy industry’s ability to provide baseload power in the future.

The Tesla Powerpacks, installed by EPC Poweri Services, have been produced specifically to operate and integrate seamlessly with the solar PV site, optimising the existing assets and providing ancillary services to National Grid.

“The development of Tesla’s first European grid-tied system is an exciting step forward for Camborne and Tesla in terms of our respective storage strategies,” said Dan Taylor, Managing Director of Camborne.

“This project is another success for storage development in the UK and being co-located with a renewable generation site, should offer significant benefits to all stakeholders.”

California-based Tesla designs and manufactures electric vehicles, as well as renewable energy storage including Tesla Powerpack. Powerpack is Tesla’s utility and business energy storage system which is modular and can be scaled to the space, power and energy requirements of a commercial or industrial site.

Camborne Energy Storage is a UK-based developer of large-scale energy storage projects. It is part of the Camborne Capital Group, whose background includes the development of more than 180 MW of solar PV in the UK and a real estate investment division for sustainable homes.


2016-09-23 | Courtesy: Camborne; Image: Tesla | © Heindl Server GmbH

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