The SA big battery is an exciting development in battery storage. But the concept is being expanded, homeowners can now partake in their own big battery by synchronising their solar battery systems to sell energy back to the grid. A Virtual big battery can not only support the grid at times of peak demand, but also empower consumers to take advantage of price spikes on the grid. The advantage of creating a virtual big battery is that they can be built anywhere, homeowners across Australia can be part of it and taxpayers aren’t left with the bill. When the virtual big battery isn’t performing demand response, each individual battery goes back to its day job of supporting its household with solar after dark.
3 key takeaways from this presentation:
1. What is a virtual big battery
2. Benefits of a big battery – demand response, market price spikes, owned by consumers
3. How consumers can partake and own the virtual big battery