Harwell Science and Innovation Campus III

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 potential example of buildings in the Harwell site that require large energy storage solutions:

Building R80*

Main experimental hall. Large scale experimental equipment, with some office space and meeting rooms. 4 storey. Constructed 2008/2009. GIA 14,198m2.

Annual generation (KWh/year): 782,921

Energy storage needs: ISIS is the largest single department user on site with an approximate annual consumption of 70,000,000 kWh (2019/20) – storage could help with back up, cost reduction, demand side response etc.

South carpark (new & existing)*

large expanse of car parking, with aim to install solar car ports

Annual generation (KWh/year): combined – 1,000,000 kWh+

Energy storage needs: This will be the largest solar development in the RAL portfolio. This area would be ideally suited to large scale storage which would aid development in this part of the site.

Usable Capacity: n/a

Power, discharging cont.: >500 kW

Power, charging, cont.: n/a

Voltage level: n/a

Temperature range: -5 °C - 35 °C

site: outdoor

headword / technology: open for different energy storage