Proserv is strengthening its track record within the East of England’s growing clean tech sector by collaborating on a major project that will further the deployment of British battery storage technology.

Connected Energy recently awarded a contract to Proserv to assemble, integrate and provide testing services for a version of its E-STOR energy storage technology. Proserv’s Great Yarmouth Centre of Excellence will be responsible for the build of the system’s power management and distribution control panels, as well as their integration into, and final assembly of, the system.

The contract is part of an Innovate UK-funded project led by Connected Energy, working alongside a group of industrial technology partners.

Paul Cook, General Manager for Proserv Renewables, said: “We are delighted to have been selected by Connected Energy to provide our services for the E-STOR project. This is a significant award and only serves to cement our commitment to diversify into new product lines and continue our growth in supporting the energy sector. Our new and enhanced Proserv Artemis House facility in Great Yarmouth, combined with our strong skills and knowledge base, has been key to this success.”

Connected Energy’s Peter Beasley added: “East Anglia is a hot-bed of innovation and excellence for the clean-tech sector and working with Proserv is the perfect example of a specialist technology ‘cluster’ at work.

“Proserv is extremely well respected in the global energy and offshore markets. The good news for us is that their desire to diversify into new markets and industries led them our way. We immediately saw an opportunity for collaboration and having explored their world-class assembly and test facilities, it was clear that this project was an outstanding fit for both parties.”

Connected Energy’s E-STOR system is an award-winning energy storage technology known for its reuse of electric vehicle (EV) batteries. Deployed at sites across Northern Europe, it is widely accepted to be a true example of the circular economy in action.

Second life enables greater exploitation of the carbon and energy embedded in the manufacturing of the batteries, thus adding to the sustainability credentials of electric vehicles as well as the electricity system. Using second life batteries also reduces system costs – making energy storage systems financially viable for a range of commercial and industrial energy users.

The Proserv-built E-STOR module is due to be delivered in September and will be commissioned on a UK site in October 2018.