Canadian Solar gets 500 MW supply contract for battery storage project in UK

(Reuters) -Canadian Solar will supply battery storage technology of 500 MW to Danish green investment company Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners for use in the UK’s largest battery storage project.

A majority-owned unit will provide the technology for the Coalburn 1 project in Scotland, which is scheduled for installation by the first quarter of 2025, the company said on Thursday.

The project will support and stabilize the National Grid transmission network during peak consumption hours.

Canadian Solar did not provide financial details of the contract. The company’s shares were up nearly 1.5% in early trading.

Battery storage, used to back up intermittent renewable power supply to stabilize the grid, is an evolving technology, and there are very few large-scale operational projects in the world.

Coalburn 1 is the first project to be developed by the partnership between Copenhagen Infrastructure and UK-based Alcemi.

(Reporting by Kabir Dweit; Editing by Devika Syamnath and Sriraj Kalluvila)