UK government backs national battery facility to tune of £80m

The U.K. government has loosened its purse strings once more for the nation’s nascent battery storage industry, investing £80 million (US$110 million) for the creation of a new national battery facility that will be located at the University of Warwick in the Midlands.

The facility will be created via a partnership between the university – which is home to WMG, a world-leading research and education group – the local Coventry City Council, and the Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership.

The program is part of the government’s £246 million drive to boost battery knowledge, R&D and development in the U.K., and follows a £65 million investment in the Faraday Institution, which will focus exclusively on researching energy storage technologies at the Harwell Campus in Oxfordshire.

via UK government backs national battery facility to tune of £80m – pv magazine International

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