Harwell Science and Innovation Campus I

About us

With a heritage of 78 years at the forefront of UK innovation and discovery, Harwell Science and Innovation Campus is a 700-acre site in Oxfordshire and home to ~200 science and technology organisations including £2billion of the UK’s open access national laboratories. Managed by the Harwell Joint Venture, a 50/50 public/private partnership, Harwell Campus continues to drive scientific advancements to the benefit of the UK economy and to improve the human condition, centred around an open innovation community and culture. The contribution that Harwell makes to the UK is significant - leading in research and developing next generation technologies in key global markets, including Life Sciences, Space, Energy, Supercomputing, AI and Big Data. With an international community of over 6,000 people employed across public, private, and academic organisations of all size, and an estimated GVA of over £1billion, Harwell provides job creation and economic growth that benefits the entire country.

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About the Storage Challenge

Harwell Science and Innovation Campus has over 80 potential sites for storage solutions - ranging from small industrial units to large research institutes with MW continuous energy requirements.

Harwell is looking to build its ability to support the energy transition and the challenges of reducing its carbon footprint using different types of energy storage solutions.

Here some examples of buildings in the Harwell site that require small-medium scale energy storage solutions:

Building R75 (reception)

Main reception building. Single storey. GIA 395m2. Office and meeting space. Constructed circa 2008

Annual generation (KWh/year): n/a – if structure would allow, circa 10kW system

Energy storage needs: small scale, domestic scale.

Building R22*

Main restaurant building on site with additional lecture theatre. Constructed circa 1962, single storey with GIA of 2,629 m2

Annual generation (KWh/year): 68,550 kWh/year

Energy storage needs: annual consumption of approx. 1,500,000 kWh. Storage could come from PV or generated heat/waste from restaurant.

Building R68*

Mixed use building, mainly office space and meeting rooms. Connected to adjacent buildings. Constructed circa 1980. 3 storey, GIA of 1,862m2

Annual generation (KWh/year): 30,570 kWh/year

Energy storage needs: Annual consumption unknown. Various plant rooms which could feed in to this, also adjacent to a large scale solar carport development.

Usable Capacity: n/a

Power, discharging cont.: <100kW

Power, charging, cont.: n/a

Voltage level: n/a

Temperature range: -5 °C - 35 °C

site: outdoor

headword / technology: open for different energy storage