MANCHESTER 1GW B.E.S.S. TRAFFORD
FUTURE ENERGY 24 JULY 2023 - MANCHESTER SET TO HOST 'WORLD'S' LARGEST BATTERY ENERGY STORAGE PROJECT
NEVADA - The US is embracing renewables, as is the UK, with over 40% of electricity coming from wind and solar farms in Britain. China is also installing this technology, and leading the electric vehicle charge, giving them a solid energy base from which to manufacture and sell their goods to to rest of the world.
With the increasing efficiency of photovoltaic panels, and reduced price from volume manufacture, many people can now afford to fit these on their homes, complete with battery storage, to even out the energy time displacement. Photovoltaic panels might be even cheaper, if they were manufactured locally, instead of being shipped from the other side of the world on container ships. One day each country might produce their own PV panels and lithium batteries, or, in the case of the United Kingdom, at least source more locally, from Europe.
The Trafford Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) is at an advanced stage of development, with a fast-track National Grid connection due to be completed in mid-2023.
Agenda 21 was an Agreement reached at the Rio World
Summit in 1992, signed by 179 heads of state, including the United
Kingdom. This was three years before the Climate
Change Conferences of the Parties (COPs) began in 1995. In those
days they did not have lithium batteries, nor were electrolyzers able to
produce hydrogen so efficiently. It is anticipated, that with so much
lithium under the control of China, and with the increase in take up of
battery EVs, that fuel cells will become the more sustainable option
eventually for electric vehicles and for load levelling of power
In the early days, the driver to develop a grid infrastructure was electric lighting, to replace candles and gas lighting. Making humans master of night and day. Turning many of us into nocturnal animals, simply because we can. That may not be a good thing, with the advent of gaming computers, and lapse into all night sessions, and sleeping all day. Especially in teenagers. But, that is another social and educational problem. For modern mankind to resolve.
The energy generating and storage system seen at Herstmonceux Museum was advanced in many ways, and less than efficient in others, being a DC system. As an advocate of DC, even Thomas Edison, got that wrong. But, in this little backwater of Sussex, the technology was spawned. How to store energy. Which turned out to be the charging of batteries, or as they were called then: accumulators.
Well before this technology became fashionable as a grid stabilising, load leveler, for the growth of the renewables industry, this was taking place in Sussex around C.1900. With the storage facility in Lime Park, thought to be the last surviving early example of the development of this particular solution, in the early age of electricity, leading to our modern age of computers. Today, in 2023, our thinking has come full circle, as we try to regain harmony with nature. The proof of which is the building of modern battery based energy stores, up and down the country, with one such 'Green Park' in Ninfield, on the cards.
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