Released: November 23, 2020, 4:25 p.m.
A virtual power plant (VPP) combining solar and battery storage has been commissioned by AceOn to maximize the use of renewable energy.
Renewergy’s VPP system, which uses batteries from the German company BMZ and inverters from the Italian company Delios, has an efficiency of more than 97% with two independent MPPT trackers, which, according to AceOn, helps to achieve maximum yield from the in all conditions To achieve PV.
The inverter in the system controls the energy of the solar modules as well as charges and discharges the battery. Richard Partington, CEO of AceOn, says the company has developed a “truly unique, innovative system”.
The batteries used in the system are expected to have a life of 10 years and run 5,000 cycles with a depth of discharge of 80% to extend battery life. AceOn also praises the fact that the batteries with 90 A or 18 kW have one of the highest charging and discharging capacities on the market.
The system can reduce a home’s carbon footprint by an average of 60%, according to the company, and cutting a household’s electricity bills would decrease by 30 to 40%. It can also generate revenue by selling the excess electricity back to the grid, and a specific service fee or top-up rent could provide a secondary source of income for landlords.
As a result, Renewergy is said to be particularly beneficial to local authorities, public housing providers and property developers looking to meet their own carbon emissions targets while getting a return on their capital investment, AceOn said.
The system has also been designed to be user-friendly and has a graphical touchscreen interface that enables remote monitoring via a smartphone or PC, as well as a backup function with which the battery can be operated in the event of a power failure.
“We believe that through Renewergy VPP, we can play a really important role in helping this country meet its legal obligation to have zero net carbon emissions by 2050. This is good news for the environment, good news for the country and good news for homeowners, landlords and builders too, ”Partington added.