Hanwha, Lumcloon Energy break ground on 200-MW Irish battery

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September 10 (Renewables Now) - South Korea’s Hanwha Energy Corp and Ireland’s Lumcloon Energy Ltd have initiated the construction of 200 MW of energy storage systems in Ireland’s County Offaly.

The construction start was announced by Ireland’s minister for communications, climate action and environment, Richard Bruton, in a Twitter post last week. The project will see the installation of two 100-MW energy storage facilities near Ferbane and Shannonbridge, Leinster province, supportimg the grid as the share of renewables grows.

One of the battery storage systems will be located at the site of an old power station of energy company ESB in Lumcloon, RTE News reports.

Hanwha Energy Corp is the parent company of solar module maker Hanwha Q Cells.

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