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EDF Energy has partnered with PowerVault to provide existing solar PV owners with advanced and cost-effective home battery systems.

Consumers will receive discounts when they sign up to EDF Energy grid services.

The battery storage system PowerVault 3 is compatible with any solar PV system to store energy generated during the day to use at night.

The system will also be used to store cheap energy from the grid, during off-peak periods, to help customers reduce their electricity bills.

The solution provider claims its storage system will help customers save up to 50% on their energy bills.

The system can help save an additional 15% in energy bills by storing off-peak electricity from the grid overnight before discharging it into the home in the morning.

The project is also expected to help EDF Energy to maintain the reliability of its network during peaks as it will create a virtual power system for the utility.

Features of the system include:

  • Compact design: Can be installed in most internal locations, such as a garage, utility room or under the stairs.
  • Comprises the PowerVault Portal which consumers can use to track their solar energy generation, battery capacity and energy usage on a daily basis.
  • A built-in smart, hybrid solar inverter for consumers to connect their existing solar PV system directly to it and save on the cost of replacing their existing one.

Jean-Benoit Ritz, director of innovation and Blue Lab, said: “As the UK transitions to a low carbon future, we are seeing fantastic opportunities for consumers to be involved in this journey.

Joe Warren, CEO of PowerVault said: “We are delighted to announce this partnership with EDF Energy, following our selection as the winner of the Blue Lab Challenge earlier this year. We have worked with EDF Energy for more than six months to develop this market-leading proposition and are excited to launch it to their customers.”