Alpha 311 is working with battery company Connected Energy to deploy turbines alongside battery storage solutions.
Connected Energy’s systems are developed from second-life electric vehicle (EV) batteries. EV batteries are currently recycled after around 10 years of on-vehicle use. However, a Connected Energy system can more than double a battery’s lifespan.
The collaboration will allow Alpha 311 customers to store excess energy generated by the wind turbines for later use. The combination of wind turbines and a battery storage solution will open up access to wind energy to even more people, businesses and councils across the UK.
The two companies will now work together to develop opportunities for installations around the country and will look at how they can collaborate on other international projects.
Alpha 311 CEO and co-founder Barry Thompson, said: “We’re very excited to be working with Connected Energy. Our relationship will support innovation and growth and will lead to increased adoption of wind energy across industries.”
Connected Energy head of sales Nigel Dent, said: “Wind turbines and battery energy storage are hugely complementary. Our systems allow for any excess electricity to be stored and then used when there’s no wind.
“This will bring both cost and carbon savings to businesses by making sure that no green energy is wasted. We’re delighted to be able to offer this joint solution to customers by working with Alpha 311.”