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Arsenal Becomes First U.K. Club To Install Battery Energy Storage

Arsenal became the U.K.’s first football club to "install large-scale battery energy storage, in a bid to cut electricity costs and support green energy," according to Adam Vaughan of the London GUARDIAN. Tucked in the basement of the Emirates, the system "is capable of powering the 60,000-seat stadium for an entire match," or the equivalent of 2,700 homes for two hours. While other U.K. football clubs "have installed solar panels and similar green measures, Arsenal is believed to be the first with large-scale storage." Pivot Power CEO Matt Allen, whose company installed the batteries, said, "Arsenal is showing how football clubs and other big power users can save money and support the U.K.’s climate change and clean air targets" (GUARDIAN, 11/26).