Backed by Federal Government funding, the project is breaking new ground by incorporating the innovative power system as part of the overall property development.
It could revolutionise future strata developments, as project developers increasingly include solar panels in their designs.
The setup includes a 300kWh battery storage system and 150kW of solar panels.
It will allow residents to balance their energy use between their local grid and the main electricity network and is an important test for the Western Power network in sharing energy between households.
The energy sharing trial is in its early stages – two of the strata developments have been constructed and are ready for sale.
In addition to network and engineering expertise, we have provided funding for a PhD student to research the project’s impacts and benefits for the electricity network, so we can plan for a future where shared energy systems can be optimised for the whole community.
Find out more about the other peer to peer trial we have been involved in.
Posted 26 March 2020