Batteries are not just for Christmas…

The crucial role of battery storage in achieving Net Zero

We’re not talking about the collection of used batteries that might have accumulated in your kitchen drawer over the past few years; Battery storage, or battery energy storage systems (BESS) refers to the devices in place that facilitate the storage and delivery of energy from renewable sources like wind and solar.

It is an incredibly important technology that enables homes and businesses to be powered by green energy even when the wind isn’t blowing, or the sun isn’t shining (as can be the case quite often in Blighty!) The UK in fact, boasts the largest installed capacity for offshore wind in the world. This is most valuable when we can save up all that clean, renewable energy and store it to deploy to homes and commercial sites as demand dictates.

By 2050, the UK government estimates that these battery storage technologies could save the UK energy system up to £4 billion – ultimately greatly reducing our own energy costs at home. The plan is to phase out fossil fuel plants, and gradually introduce more battery storage to achieve net zero in carbon production, and supply reliable, steady, green energy to the nation.

Developing Land for Solar Farms and Battery Storage

The industry leading companies that we support in the battery storage and new energy sectors, are all working towards a sustainable future for us all. They do this in several ways. One of the most popular and successful methods is by hiring private land above 25 acres to develop as solar farms with battery storage. This remains an incredibly effective option to generate and store green energy, at very little inconvenience or intrusion to the landowner. Other cases of renewable development include on-shore wind, waste to energy and investing in efficiency technologies.

With the UK leading the way in offshore wind and solar energy production, and the acceleration on for battery storage technologies, it is an exciting and innovative time for green energy. The road to net zero carbon production is a long one, but we’re firmly on our way. 

Fourblue’s knowledgeable Hannah runs the desk for battery storage roles, so if you are needing to hire within that sector, or looking for a job, please do get in touch! h.turner@fourblue.com 01892 234999