Power Ledger, Powerclub, sonnen and Natural Solar team up to save
Australians thousands through Virtual Power Plant project
- Energy tech collective unite to bring electricity savings to South Australian households.
- World’s largest solar battery manufacturer sonnen and solar panel provider Natural Solar join Power Ledger and Powerclub’s Virtual Power Plant (VPP) project.
- Project enables households to tap into A$4500 South Australian battery subsidy schemes based on eligibility.
- First 20 installations receive A$500 discount for participating in the pilot.
MEDIA RELEASE – EMBGD 10:00am AEDT 18 December 2019: Australian energy trading technology company Power Ledger and wholesaler energy retailer Powerclub have teamed up with sonnen and Natural Solar to launch their Virtual Power Plant pilot.
Last month Powerclub signed an agreement to offer Power Ledger’s blockchain-enabled energy trading platform to its Members, enabling participating households to pool their net solar and battery storage to act as a Virtual Power Plant (VPP).
A VPP is when a network of home solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery systems pool their stored energy and feed it into the grid so connected households, and the wider community can gain access to cheaper, solar-generated power.
“Power Ledger’s VPP technology enables participants to export stored solar energy at peak periods of demand, giving them the highest value for their exports while alleviating pressure on the grid and reducing Australia’s carbon footprint from fossil fuels” said Power Ledger Co-founder and Executive Chairman Dr Jemma Green.
To enable a pilot program for Powerclub and Power Ledger’s VPP Project, the duo has partnered with the world’s largest solar battery manufacturer sonnen, as well as solar panel provider Natural Solar to provide the infrastructure required to rollout to households in South Australia.