Community batteries are a new concept in Australia.
A community battery is a battery that is shared by customers who have a solar panel system and are connected to the same local Ausgrid network.
Customers connected to a community battery can use it to store their excess solar power and access it as needed later that day (or night). In future, customers could even sell it to other community members, or even donate their spare energy to charity!
It requires no upfront investment compared to installing your own home battery and will provide a great option to save on your energy costs.
Community batteries can also be flexible in design, allowing customers to grow or shrink their share of the battery as their circumstances change.
Community batteries also help electricity distributors like Ausgrid deliver electricity to the community at a lower cost, which can lead to lower bills for all consumers.
Community batteries can offer a more cost-effective alternative to installing your own battery storage. Some of the benefits include:
Community batteries don’t just save on bills for local solar customers. They save on bills for everyone.
Community batteries can: