June 7, 2018: UK battery specialist DBS Leoch has appointed David Craig as head of renewable energy storage, the firm confirmed to BESB on May 31.
Craig has worked in the renewable energy storage sector for 16 years, for the past decade at Delta Electronics Europe, where he worked as a senior sales manager responsible for EV charging systems, battery storage systems and microgrids.
“It’s pretty exciting stuff now with the market and with the new products out there and the potential in the UK is huge,” Craig told BESB.
“We are working on behind-the-meter systems and renewables, soaking up the excess from wind and solar, as well as peak shaving and grid services.
“With chemistries, there’s no one size fits all. We are certainly looking at lead, but lithium is increasingly going to take a share because of the power demands on the batteries that are needed.
“There is a desire to grow fairly rapidly.”
DBS Leoch changed its name in January from DBS Energy, after it received a large amount of investment from the Chinese battery-making giant Leoch, which makes all categories of lead batteries for all kinds of applications.
DBS Leoch managing director Henry James said there was huge potential from renewables and energy storage markets.