According to the Sunday Times, Britain could soon be relying on battery power under plans to create a network of electrical storage facilities around the national grid.
Greg Clark, the business secretary, is expected to announce plans this week for giant rechargeable battery facilities to be installed near wind and solar farms to store the energy generated when demand is low. It can then be released when demand rises.
Households will also be encouraged to switch to battery power — for example, installing batteries alongside solar panels.
Source: Sunday Times 23 July 2017