Household batteries flick the switch for a smart electricity grid

There’s a popular belief that the looming presence of batteries in people’s homes will lead to the widespread defection of those customers from the power grid.  In this view, living the dream means grid-independence where you harvest your own energy, one-finger salute the power companies and, when grid power fails for others in the street, your battery keeps the party going at your house.  While cutting the power cord sounds good in theory, in practice consumers gain many more advantages from staying connected to the grid.. Read Redflow Executive Chairman Simon Hackett’s column about the battery revolution in The Australian.

 

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