Dozens of homes in a village will have batteries installed to create a “virtual power plant”, in a trial that aims to boost solar power. Some 40 council homes in Oxspring, near Barnsley, South Yorkshire, are to get the battery technology to see if it can help increase the capacity of the electricity network and enable more homes to install solar panels. The £250,000 trial’s backers say households with solar panels and batteries can halve their electricity bills, helping tackle fuel poverty – but grid constraints can prevent widespread roll-out of solar power without expensive upgrades.
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Melbourne’s trams network will soon be powered by the first large-scale solar plant to be built in Victoria. The solar plant, which will be completed by the end of 2018, is expected to be located in Victoria’s north-west.
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