rural-substation© Jonthan Billinger
Landowners are urged to think carefully before signing up with developers seeking secure sites for large-scale battery storage systems. The concept is similar to diesel generator schemes and is driven by a National Grid project to balance electricity supplies during times of peak demand. Battery systems come in different forms, from containerised units to purpose-built buildings (battery barns), with possible rents of £2,000-£4,000/MW installed, depending on location.  See also: Farms could lose out in low rents for electricity generator sites […]