We are inviting volunteers to take part in an exciting new project which will enable households with solar panels to collect and store the electricity they generate so they can use it as and when they need it.
This free trial is part of our LV Connect and Manage project and is being offered to selected Furzton residents exclusively. It will involve the installation of a state-of-the-art battery designed by world-renowned brand Tesla – famous for its innovations in sustainable energy.
“The Tesla Powerwall is a battery that stores the sun’s energy and delivers clean, reliable electricity when the sun isn’t shining,” explains Project Co-ordinator, Nigel Rowlson. “For those taking part in the trial, WPD will install the ‘Powerwall 2’ on the wall of the garage or similar storage facility, enabling it start storing the energy generated from the home’s solar panels straight away. In return, WPD is asking for the household to periodically report back on how the battery is functioning via a short online survey.”
At capacity, the Tesla Powerwall can power an average 2-bed home for a full day and would cost several thousand pounds for the battery, which measures approximately 115cm x 75.5cm x 15.5cm, and its installation.
“This is a great opportunity for Furzton residents to get involved in a new energy innovation,” adds Nigel Rowlson. “Battery power is an exciting industry breakthrough that will help to ensure a low-carbon sustainable future. Not only will it not cost a penny to take part in the trial, it will also save homeowners money on electricity going forward.”
Communications events giving full details about the trial will be taking place in the local area in the spring.