The creation of a community backed Northwest Renewable Energy Precinct is underway in NSW. In December 2020 arrays of solar panels with battery storage were installed on five homes.
When connected up to Geni Energy’s Virtual Power Plant (VPP), these homes will provide power to others when and where it is needed most.
Geni Energy is working towards having 100 local homeowners connected to their VPP. Most of these families already have rooftop solar, however, a lot of their usage is at night when they buy electricity from the grid – that costs them three times the price they receive from putting their excess solar power into the grid during the day. Once batteries are installed, their excess solar power will go into the battery so they can access free electricity at night. This will allow most of these homes to pay off their battery within 3 to 7 years.
Then, these homes and other renewable generators will be connected to Geni Energy’s VPP. Technology will allow their excess power to be sold through the VPP platform to the community.
The latest five new installations was a big step in the journey toward switching on the Geni Energy Virtual Power Plant.
Call into the Geni Energy office at 129 Maitland Street, Narrabri and talk to the friendly staff about this renewable energy project in the heart of a gasfield.