UK-based lead-acid battery machinery maker TBS Engineering has said a move into a new “global HQ” in Gloucestershire in June will spur its push to grow the batteries and energy storage sector.
TBS group MD David Longney said: “There’s a bright future for lead-acid batteries, there is no doubt about that and we’re fully committed to it.
BP Wind Energy, part of the BP oil and gas group, has signed a deal to launch its first lithium battery wind energy storage facility in the US later this year.
BP has signed a purchase agreement through its Rolling Thunder I Power Partners subsidiary for a Tesla 212kW/840kWh lithium-ion battery to be integrated with the Titan 1 wind farm in South Dakota. The battery will be configured to help manage internal electricity demands of turbines.