Sungain Battery Bank, Thurrock (CP775)

LEAD AGENCY: Nottingham Energy Partnership
OTHER PARTNERS:
PROJECT SUMMARY: This project will install SunGain Battery Bank (SBB) energy storage technology in 35 homes alongside Solar existing PV systems for the benefit of fuel poor and vulnerable households off the Gas Grid in Thurrock. The project will assess the potential of enhancing the efficiency of PV technology.

The combination of the two technologies has the potential to transform the electricity Grid; although a change in consumer behaviour is desirable. The installation time is within 3 days and is not intrusive.

SBB will enable homeowners to generate power during the day, store excess energy to be used when demand requires it and effect a demand reduction from the Grid. This innovative energy storage system will facilitate more renewable integration, reduce carbon emissions and ensure that residents will reduce their dependency on Grid power during peak hours when power costs more, and subsequently lower their electricity bills.

EVALUATION METHODOLOGY: Conduct household interviews with a sample of properties to capture household behaviours (and previous energy expenditure). Residents will be required to provide previous heating bills and meter readings, heating bills from the gas-fired boilers in the communal areas will also be required from the applicant.

Supplement household interviews with energy and thermal (temperature and heat meters) data-logging conducted with recognised calibrated stand-alone devices, plus manual meter readings from householders in individual properties. Monitoring will be for 12 months, and must include a full winter heating period.

PROJECT OUTCOMES:
  • NEA is keen to learn to what extent the SunGain Battery Bank can encourage the desire for residents to become less reliant on the electricity grid, maximising the internal consumption of solar electricity through the installation of a storage system.
  • Additionally, the new retrofit technology and existing renewable technology should reduce both the consumption and the carbon emissions for fuel poor households.
REGION IN WHICH PROJECT WILL BE DELIVERED: East Midlands
LOCAL AUTHORITY AREA/KEY LOCATIONS IN WHICH PROJECT WILL BE DELIVERED: Thurrock
DETAILS OF TECHNOLOGIES TRIALLED: Three different models to be installed:

  • Moixa Maslow
  • Powerflow Sundial
  • Victron
  • Growatt (to be determined)
ELIGIBLE HOUSEHOLDS ASSISTED
NEA GRANT WITH MATCH FUNDING MATCH TOTAL
35 35

 

Extended TIF programme, results due summer 2018
Monitoring and evaluation of this programme will continue during the winter of 2017/2018, doing so will enhance the quality of data and enable a comprehensive evaluation to take place.
Published on 25-05-2018
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