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UK energy sector blind beyond the immediate allure of Lithium

The dawn of energy storage in the UK will start in 2020 – with 2019 dubbed as “year zero” at Solar Media’s Energy Storage Summit in London this week. But the conference as a whole reinforced two things about the sector’s mentality: the early days will focus almost entirely on in-front-of-the-meter lithium-ion; and beyond that, no one really knows what’s coming. This was abundantly clear by the players exhibiting at the conference.  Almost all the major high voltage EPC firms were in attendance, as well as ‘scalable battery solution’ companies like Pixii, Fluence and Samsung – all with Lithium offerings for ancillary services, but outside this there was very little room for innovation. Throughout the event, a large focus was…

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