Reposit Power, with its solar battery storage trading and control platform, is one of the companies helping residents in Australia sell their stored energy to the grid. Photo credit: Australian Government
By Dr Geoff James
Previously published on www.energystorageforum.com and republished with permission.
When people buy batteries for their homes, they mainly expect to have more energy independence.
But a sophisticated battery system can do more than providing secure backup power or soaking up the output of rooftop PV panels, as a rain tank catches rain.
Considering the whole electricity system, batteries can also resolve the variability of solar and wind energy, paving the way towards a cleaner, greener grid.
This is called ‘balancing the grid’ and batteries are excellent at short-term balancing over seconds, minutes and hours. The best part? There is money to be made from it.
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Electric vehicle charging facility. Photo credit: California Energy Commission
Coda Energy, with Energy Vault and Growing Energy Labs (GELI), will deploy the first solar integrated electric vehicle fast-charging station optimised by energy storage in the San Francisco Bay Area, USA.
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