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Sydney turns to Tesla for battery-solar pilot

March 5, 2018

 

A Tesla Powerpack battery solar system with 500 kilowatt-hours storage capacity has been installed in Sydney.

 

Australia’s TransGrid said the system, which “is enough to meet the daily needs of around 50 homes”, was installed in a new local authority depot as part of a trial behind-the-meter energy storage project.

 

The Powerpack, together with more than 1,600 solar panels on the depot’s roof, will allow the facility to “be self-sufficient and minimise its reliance on the grid”, TransGrid said.

 

The Alexandra Canal depot is home to 155 workers and a fleet of 40 vehicles. The depot provides waste, maintenance and construction services for the southern city area.

 

Lord Mayor of Sydney Clover Moore said: “As the mix of storage and generation on our electricity grid changes, solar solutions like this could provide reliability and resilience to our electricity network and potentially prevent blackouts.”

 

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