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Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) First Powerpack Projects Installed in England and Ireland

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By the time England’s Powerpack project opened on Wednesday, Ireland’s Powerpack project was already completed

In September, The Country Caller reported that Camborne Energy Storage, a British energy storage developer, announced that it has started working on first Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) Powerwpack grid-scale project in Europe. Energy Storage Newsreported today that first Powerpack European project located in England has opened and the first Powerpack commercial-scale system has been installed in Ireland.

First, the British Minister of State for Energy and Intellectual Property, Baroness Neville Rolfe, visited the project location in Somerset, England and gave the official seal of the government approval on Wednesday.  She also met Chris Roberts, managing director at Poweri Systems, the project’s energy performance certificate (EPC) provider, as well as Camborne Managing Director, Dan Taylor, and Tesla Powerpack UK Sales Manager, Edward Sargent.

The Somerset project includes storage system of 500kWh and solar system of 500kWp. Poweri will offer firm frequency response for the microgrid and enable solar and wind integration.

Ms. Baroness Neville-Rolfe said in a statement: “We welcome this exciting project from Tesla and Camborne. Innovation in storage technologies will help manage our electricity grid more efficiently, support greater energy security and, crucially, drive down consumer bills.”

While the government has repealed support for renewable energy over the past year, the minister said that their upcoming industrial strategies will ensure that the US is on “the forefront of low-carbon technology, creating the conditions for future success.” Second, Boston Scientific, a Massachusetts-based healthcare devices manufacturer, installed the first Irish Powerpack system of 100kW/190kWh in Galway. Kingspan ESB, an Irish renewable energy company, executed the project partly funded by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland.

The agency paid €183,317.85 (US$197,900) for the projects installation which totaled at €407,373.40. The Galway project is expected to complement with a proposed PV system of 160kW. Kingspan General Manager Ferguson did not reveal details of the project, but cleared that batteries will be used to integrated domestic clean energy and offer grid services.

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