Distributed energy resourcesProject Trialling a New Residential Solar PV and Battery Model
The purpose of this report is to share the outcomes from Ergon Energy Retail’s residential solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery (Hybrid Energy Service) pilot.
In July 2015, Ergon Energy Retail started a pilot to test an innovative residential solar PV and battery storage product as a turnkey Hybrid Energy Service (HE Service).
1.1 How was the pilot initiated?
Ergon Energy Retail saw there was a need for exploration into Hybrid Energy Systems (HE Systems) and Virtual Power Plants (VPPs) and it was clear that these would be part of the energy mix of the future. Ergon Energy Retail wanted to be proactive, and learn and prepare for this future.