Portsmouth City Council has celebrated the completion of the largest operational Tesla Powerwall installation in the UK as part of a 250kW solar system installed on its Hilsea Industrial Estate. The new solar installation compliments the existing 50kW system at the site, making it the biggest single solar and battery installation for the council to date. There are 738 solar PV panels installed alongside a ten-unit battery system capable of storing 135kWh of electricity at any one time. Together, the solar PV and storage solution will reduce the site’s reliance on grid-bought electricity by almost 50% according to the council. It was installed by one of Portsmouth City Council’s solar PV framework contractors, Evo Energy, and project managed by the City Council’s in-house energy team.
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