The ACT’s energy future takes shape with first battery installed in Denman Prospect

Monday 15 May 2017

Denman Prospect rakes up another exciting milestone with ActewAGL installing the first battery in the 100% solar suburb.

Homeowner Matt Cousins said he decided to install a battery in their family home in order to save money on their electricity bills.

“It’s fantastic to be able to save up to 80% off our electricity bill. We also care about the environment, so it’s rewarding to know that by combining solar and battery storage we have a really efficient and sustainable home energy system,” said Matt.

Every house in Denman Prospect will have a 3kW solar system, and by including a battery homeowners can have greater control of how they use and track their daily energy usage.

“I’m looking forward to making subtle changes in our usage to make our house more efficient and see the immediate impact of these changes,” said Matt.

ActewAGL General Manager Retail Ayesha Razzaq said customers in Denman Prospect are leading the transformation of home energy systems across the region.  

“The adoption of new technologies, including rooftop solar and storage is allowing consumers to become active participants in their own energy future,” said Ayesha.

The Director of Project Delivery for Denman Prospect, Nick McDonald Crowley said the installation marked a new era in power generation and conservation in Australia’s first fully solar powered suburb.

“The installations of the 3kW solar systems to date have been seamless, and we are looking forward to working closely with ActewAGL as we develop Denman Prospect,” he said.

First battery installed in Denman Prospect

Photo caption:  The first battery being installed in the ACT’s solar suburb, Denman Prospect.

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