We are pleased to have completed a PV and Battery pilot for a French social housing group utilising our Powercore Battery Storage solution.
The system will be monitored over the next few months to demonstrate how with a combination of PV and Battery we are able to harvest and use almost all of the energy generated by the roof top PV, using what is produced during the day in real time, whilst charging the battery so what you don’t use during the day you can use at night thereby maximising self -consumption.
With the systems powerful 24-7 monitoring we are also able to quickly identify trends and usage patterns that will able us to identify other energy saving initiate to the Social Housing group which compounded over 100,000 properties would have a profound & immediate effect.
The advantages of this scheme will include reduced energy bills for the tenants, in some cases moving people out of fuel poverty, in addition the system is also able to offer data inclusion with its in built wi-fi and a potential revenue source for the social housing landlord based on local micro generation schemes.
These benefits could further be developed by looking to aggregate large numbers of batteries in households to trade energy on demand with the French grid, both feeding and potentially receiving energy from the grid at specific times of the day, in essence a virtual powerstation, which the Powercore can be enabled to do.
Future studies will also include the addition on EV charging to certain households.