2019-12-06
http://w3.windfair.net/wind-energy/news/28716-equinor-peterhead-scotland-battery-offshore-wind-energy-storage-batwind

World's First Offshore Wind Battery Batwind in Operation

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Equinor has installed Batwind in Peterhead, Scotland,

Official Press Release Equinor:

Equinor has installed Batwind - the world’s first battery for offshore wind

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Equinor has installed Batwind - the world’s first battery for offshore wind

With Batwind in operation, it will for the first time be possible to store energy produced from an offshore wind farm.

The battery storage solution was presented in Peterhead, Scotland today by Batwind partners Equinor and Masdar. Electricity produced at the world’s first floating offshore wind farm Hywind Scotland, located 25 kilometers off the coast of Peterhead, will be transported via cables to an onshore substation where the 1 MW batteries are placed and connected to the grid. The battery capacity is the equivalent of more than 128.000 iPhones. As the wind is not always blowing energy storage technologies like batteries and other ways of storing electricity, is expected to become increasingly important to secure grid stability. ... More: Official Press Release Equinor

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Equinor, Peterhead, Scotland, battery, offshore, wind energy, storage, Batwind







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