Two leading players in the East of England’s growing cleantech sector have teamed up on a project that is designed to advance the deployment of British battery storage technology.
Cleantech East Board member, Connected Energy, has awarded a contract to Proserv of Great Yarmouth to assemble, integrate and provide testing services for a version of its E-Stor energy storage technology.
The E-Stor system is an award-winning technology which uses electric vehicle (EV) batteries that are given a second life by being grouped together to offer large-scale power storage solutions – getting more use out of the units and increasing the sustainability credentials of EVs.
Deployed at sites across Northern Europe, it is widely accepted to be an example of the circular economy in action.
By giving batteries a second life, this enables a greater exploration into the carbon and energy embedded in their manufacture, therefore adding to the sustainability credentials of electric vehicles that compliment the electricity system.
Using second life batteries also reduces system costs – making energy storage systems financially viable for a range of commercial and industrial energy users.
“Proserv is extremely well respected in the global energy and offshore markets. The good news for us, is that their desire to diversify into new markets and industries led them our way.
“East Anglia is a hotbed of innovation and excellence for the Cleantech sector and partnering Proserv is the perfect example of a specialist technology ‘cluster’ at work.
“We immediately saw an opportunity for collaboration and having explored their world-class assembly and test facilities, it was clear that this project was an outstanding fit for both parties.”
Paul Cook, business development manager for renewables at Proserv, said: “We are delighted to have been selected by Connected Energy to provide our services for the E-Stor project. This is a significant award and only serves to cement our commitment to diversify into new product lines and continue our growth in supporting the energy sector.”
The E-STOR module is due to be delivered in September and will be commissioned on a UK site in October.