First battery installed in ACT’s 100 per cent solar suburb

The first battery has been installed in Australia’s first 100 per cent solar suburb in the ACT.

A partnership between Capital Estate Developments (CED) and ActewAGL Retail, Denman Prospect is the first Australian suburb to have a minimum requirement for solar power on every dwelling.

The emission reductions will be equivalent to taking 4000 cars off the road.

Homeowner Matt Cousins said he decided to install a battery in their family home in order to save money on their electricity bills.

“It’s fantastic to be able to save up to 80 per cent off our electricity bill,” Matt said.

“We also care about the environment, so it’s rewarding to know that by combining solar and battery storage we have a really efficient and sustainable home energy system.”

Every house in Denman Prospect will have a 3kW solar system, and by including a battery homeowners can have greater control of how they use and track their daily energy usage.

“I’m looking forward to making subtle changes in our usage to make our house more efficient and see the immediate impact of these changes,” Matt said.

ActewAGL general manager retail Ayesha Razzaq said customers in Denman Prospect were leading the transformation of home energy systems across the region.

“The adoption of new technologies, including rooftop solar and storage is allowing consumers to become active participants in their own energy future,” Ms Razzaq said.

Director of project delivery for Denman Prospect Nick McDonald Crowley said the installation marked a new era in power generation and conservation in Australia’s first fully solar powered suburb.

“The installations of the 3kW solar systems to date have been seamless, and we are looking forward to working closely with ActewAGL as we develop Denman Prospect,” he said.

May 17, 2017

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