Battery storage and smart technologies are to be rolled out to homes in the Irish town of Dingle as part of a new trial to test their potential to support the use of variable renewable energy supply resources and smart connection to the Irish electricity grid. Twenty homes will be selected to take part in the €1.12 million (£1 million) StoreNet project, which was officially launched by the International Energy Research Centre (IERC) on Tuesday (12 December) and will last up to two years. The programme will install residential battery storage systems to operate in the form of a virtual power plant (VPP) in Dingle to integrate with energy supply and demand management and operate at scale across a community.
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Hitachi Europe has launched a tender for the deployment of almost 450kW of solar PV across the Isles of Scilly as it prepares to roll out the first technologies included in its landmark Smart Energy Islands project. The multi-million pound European Union funded initiative is set to provide the isles with a new smart energy system, using new software platforms to manage supply and demand and double renewables capacity to 449kW. This will be done through the deployment of solar PV across 74 domestic properties and six larger sites, one being a 48kW ground mount array at the Isles of Scilly airport. The largest solar project included in the tender is a 63kW rooftop installation at the Porthmullen waste facility.
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