Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH), a UK based commercial property consultancy, has secured an order from British Solar Renewables Energy (BSRE) to locate and acquire over 100 battery storage sites across UK.
The BSRE, a sister company of the British Solar Renewables (BSR), is in need of the sites for its battery storage operations and energy storage.
The Future Energy Scenarios report from the National Grid states that there will be an increase in the demand for electricity by 2030 due to the rise in consumer demand for electric vehicles.
BSR commercial director David Peill stated that they chose LSH as it provides regional office network, technical expertise and experience to service and manage the sites.
BSR has installed over 530MW of ground-mounted solar PV parks and provides services to National Grid, Network Operators and various commercial counterparties.
LSH Director Mark Walters said: “We are now actively identifying greenfield and brownfield sites, as well as underutilised warehouse space to accommodate battery storage units for BSRE, and we would urge landlords who may have land with no obvious development potential to contact us.
“The batteries are stored in ready-made containers and require only a limited amount of space but generally sites of at least a third of an acre or more could be suitable.”
“Sites have to be close to substations and be in areas with spare grid capacity. Working in conjunction with BSRE we can identify the primary areas that would be suitable and manage all aspects of planning, acquiring the grid connection and build costs.
“Speed is key, however. Battery storage is a fast moving industry and grid capacity is being used up at a rapidly increasing rate.”