Moixa Technology has announced with ScottishPower, a pilot of Moixa’s smart battery Maslow product in customer homes, helping them to save money and use more of the energy they generate. It also demonstrates how storage technology could address the challenges facing the UK’s overstretched grid.
In pilots with major energy industry partners such as ScottishPower, British Gas, SSE PD, Good Energy, the government (DECC) and direct customer sales, Moixa has deployed 1MWh of its British-manufactured Maslow smart battery system, deployed across 500 sites, combined with solar panels. These smart batteries can be aggregated to provide a range of services and income, using the patented GridShare battery software platform.
Smart batteries mean a revolution for utilities. They are home storage units that enable customers to save money through accessing smart tariffs, store excess solar energy for use during peak hours or share batteries with the grid for a range of network saving benefits.
Moixa has deployed 47 Maslow energy storage systems for ScottishPower in partnership with BillSaveUK. Its GridShare software dashboard enables ScottishPower householders to view energy, battery and solar use in real time on a smartphone or iPad and identify improvement opportunities. This can lead in some cases to over 20 percent reduction in energy costs.
“Electricity is the only commodity that we can’t store at scale. We need to develop more large-scale storage projects, like pumped-storage hydro schemes, but also smaller in-home storage ideas, like Moixa’s smart battery concept. As one of the UK’s leading renewable energy companies, we plan to take a leadership role in the development of electricity storage. Our work with Moixa and BillSaveUK will allow us to understand how customers interact with electricity storage at home, and how systems like this can be tailored to offer real benefits for customers,” said Neil Clitheroe, CEO Retail and Generation at ScottishPower.