UK residential energy storage firm Moixa has begun trials of its lithium-ion phosphate smart battery and solar panel systems in London.
The UK firm installed the ESSs into social housing as part of four trials funded by the National Energy Action charity to demonstrate the benefits of energy storage linked to renewable sources.
The system can be used for peak shifting, and as a GridShare aggregation platform to help balance grid demands.
Moixa is testing its 2KWh battery (50cm x 30cm x 20cm) with a 2KW, eight-panel solar photovoltaic system.
The company also has a 3kWh system, which it says can meet the needs of a typical three-bedroom UK home.
The £4,995 solar-plus-storage deal was launched at the Clean Energy Live exhibition in Birmingham last week.
Chris Wright, Moixa chief technology officer, said: “It will protect customers from rising electricity prices and allow them to benefit from the smart power revolution, accessing smart tariffs and making money by supporting the development of a reliable, cost-effective, low-carbon electricity system.”
Moixa has more than 10 years of research and development in the home battery market, has international patents and pilots from 2010.
In 2013 it received £1.5million from the UK’s now defunct Department of Energy & Climate Change to develop the system.
Vanadium flow battery firm REDT was handed £3.6million in the same round of funding for its product, which is being used on the Scottish island of Gigha.