What is a Virtual Power Plant and do I need one?
A Virtual Power Plant (VPP) is a series of connected home solar batteries that provides a way for homeowners to redistribute their excess solar energy to others who need it. They can help stabilise energy grids while rewarding participants with bill credits or cash rebates.
What is a Virtual Power Plant (VPP)?
Benefits of a Virtual Power Plant:
- Increased Energy Efficiency: A VPP can optimize energy generation and distribution while reducing waste. This can lead to more effective use of the energy generated by your solar panels.
- Increased Sustainability: A VPP can help you reduce your carbon footprint and help integrate renewable energy sources into the energy grid, making the transition to clean energy smoother.
- Cost Savings: By using clean energy sources, a VPP can reduce energy costs and save you money on your energy bills.
- Reliable energy supply: A VPP can provide a stable and reliable energy supply, even during times of high demand or power outages — perfect for when the next wild storm rolls through town.
- Increased control: With a VPP, you can have more control over your energy use and generation, allowing you to monitor and adjust your energy usage as needed.