42 households in an urban neighbourhood participate in a real life test where in-home-battery systems are combined with solar production, a smart in-home system and USEF. The aim of the test is to maximise the self-consumption of the solar production combined with decreasing the impact of the solar produced electricity on the local electricity grid. The project setup is explained in the video below. Results have been published in an accessible (Dutch) brochure.
Started Oct15, the USEF implementation went live 6 months after. What’s the business case of in-home battery systems when the systems are used for in-home optimisation and self-consumption as well as for optimising the use of the local electricity grid? Testing topics included the optimised use of self-produced solar electricity, peak reduction by use of storage as well as customer response on this new energy system. And results indicate that provided enough flex is offered, the system works as hoped.