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Battery storage for Universities

Supporting the education sector towards their decarbonisation and net zero goals.

Powering the changing energy landscape

The education sector is under increasing pressure to maximise their sustainability budgets to meet increasingly tight targets. Only significant changes to electricity generation and supply can achieve the carbon-zero compliance required. As solar and wind play a greater role in the energy mix, battery energy storage will be there to store excess generation. It allows businesses to use that energy when it’s needed most or when prices are at their peak.

Maximise solar generation

As more universities seek to install solar PV as part of their decarbonisation plans, battery energy storage can be a vital component. Store energy when the sun is shining for use when generation stops.

Reduce carbon emissions

By maximising solar, universities can ensure no green energy is wasted, which is particularly important to those sites with export limitations. You can also store energy directly from the grid at less carbon-intensive times.

Contribute to the circular economy

Our systems are further supporting decarbonisation goals by re-using valuable resources, as our system is made up of second life electric vehicle batteries. So not only does this method provide huge on-site carbon reduction benefits, but it also supports the circular economy model.

Becomes part of overall microgrid

Linked with other energy assets on a site, battery energy storage can support a range of energy efficiency measures while helping to overcome capacity constraints and managing peak load demand from energy-intensive activities such as heat pumps and electric vehicle charging.

Download our energy managers’ guide to battery energy storage and find out how it can transform energy usage and support universities working towards net zero goals.

Case study

Storing solar generation and low carbon intensity energy from the grid

Connected Energy worked with the University of Bristol to install two E-STOR systems at their new campus as part of a state-of-the-art microgrid to support carbon reduction measures.

Case study

Creating an energy management system for Cranfield University

Connected Energy worked with the energy team at Cranfield University to help them reimagine how they balance their energy onsite. Three battery energy storage systems are being used to help smooth out interactions between the site’s solar farm, air source heat pump, gas CHP and the import of energy.

Case study

Keeping the University of Sheffield's AMRC on their green tariff

With an ambition to develop one of the UK’s most advanced building management systems, the University of Sheffield’s AMRC has installed two Connected Energy battery energy storage systems. The systems support their solar PV to provide clean energy to their manufacturing centre.

Why choose Connected Energy?

Easy integration

with solar, wind and EV chargers

Years of experience

working with the public sector

Full service

from site surveys to aftercare

Funding experience

helping to meet funder’s requirements


experienced in public sector procurement

Quantify carbon savings

through our reporting software

Connect with us today

Get in touch with our team to discuss whether battery energy storage can work for your business.

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