The government has awarded £6.7 million in funding to projects that boost renewable energy storage.
These technologies are considered of high importance when solar or wind structures produce more energy than is needed at the time, so that energy can be stored and used later down the line, instead of being wasted.
This issue was proven with the recent storms witnessed in the last weekend – providing heavy winds to generate energy but not all of that being used by the grid.
£6.7 million has been provided to 24 different projects looking to advance storage technologies that can turn this energy into heat, electricity or hydrogen, as the UK pushes on towards net zero targets.
Energy Minister Greg Hands said: “Driving forward energy storage technologies will be vital in our transition towards cheap, clean and secure renewable energy.
“Through this competition we are making sure the country’s most innovative scientists and thinkers have our backing to make this ambition a reality.”