Moixa’s smart battery has been put forward for this year’s Ashden Awards, which recognise and celebrate enterprises that are developing technologies for a sustainable future.
Moixa, the UK’s leading home battery company, is helping customers benefit from the smart power revolution, protecting them from rising prices by giving them access to smart tariffs. Moixa’s compact and cost effective smart batteries have already completed 5m hours of trials and are installed in more than 600 homes in the UK.
The batteries offer wider benefits if they are managed as an aggregate using Moixa’s GridShare platform. Clusters of batteries can be treated as infrastructure as they can be used as a demand response technology to deal with changes in network performance or to to reduce peak energy demand.
In a recent project in Oxford, Moixa installed over 90 smart battery systems, which demonstrated the benefits of distributed storage to a community, along with new special tariffs; peak grid load was reduced by as much as 65% and self-consumption of local PV energy was increased.
Simon Daniel, CEO of Moixa, said: “Storage addresses the energy challenges of a decentralised market, where renewable energy has a greater contribution to the energy mix. We think the UK will have the largest residential storage fleet by 2020 and are pleased that its significance is recognised by the Ashden Awards.”
Ashden’s UK Awards Manager, Mike Pepler, said: “We were really pleased to see Moixa apply for an Ashden Award as energy storage is an increasingly hot topic and we are always on the lookout for solutions that make the storage of renewable energy easier and more cost-effective.”
The longlist for the 2017 Ashden Awards includes a total of 48 green energy organisations and programmes: International Ashden Awards longlist. Shortlists for each Award category will be announced in March, with the Awards to be presented at a ceremony at the Royal Geographical Society in London in June 2017.