Moixa’s Irish solar-plus-storage offer with Energia to expand to wider customer base

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Published: 27 Apr 2021, 09:47

The expansion of the offering comes after a first phase that saw the systems form part of a VPP. Image: Moixa

Following a successful first phase, Moixa’s partnership with Energia is to now offer solar and storage to a wider customer base.

Occurring over the last year, this first phase saw a number of 4.8kWh Moixa Smart Batteries deployed to Energia’s customers in Ireland, with these homes then delivering frequency-related grid services from a virtual power plant (VPP) as part of a flagship project with Irish transmission network operator Eirgrid.

Now, Moixa and Energia are to expand this solar and storage proposition to their wider customer base in a bid to encourage consumers to become prosumers through taking control of producing their own renewable energy and using it when it is most beneficial.

The GridShare software that underpins the system identifies a home’s renewable energy generation potential and consumption patterns, taking into account flexible tariffs such as Energia’s day/night tariff, with the company to develop additional tariffs over the coming year to allow for further saving through predictions and optimisation by GridShare.

Consumers are also able to view their energy usage via the Moixa dashboard and app.

Joe Herbert, energy services development engineer at Energia, said the two companies share a mision to optimise the way people generate, distribute and consumer renewable energy, with partnerships like the one with Moixa enabling “us to create great products for our customers at scale that empower them to generate their own green electricity and take part in the renewable energy transition while also enabling them to take advantage of all the electricity we generate from renewable sources”.

Last year, Moixa celebrated the milestone of GridShare managing more than 20,000 batteries in Japan alone, less than a year after it reached 10,000 batteries. It also announced it had received £4.6 million of investment from the ITOCHU Corporation, with this to go towards further expansion of GridShare in Japan, the UK, mainland Europe and the US.

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