Cranfield University is a postgraduate research university specialising in science, engineering, design, technology, and management.
The University was investigating ways to decarbonise their high energy use at their Bedfordshire campus.
Drive by a goal to decarbonise their site – and with a £5 million grant received from the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme – Cranfield University wished to introduce battery energy storage to capture and store their solar generation.
This was a multi-faceted and highly specialised project which saw three E-STOR systems installed across the campus site. The systems are being used to smooth out energy interactions between a solar farm, air source heat pump, and the gas CHP, and to maximise renewable generation.