Oshawa Power Combines Solar Generation and Energy Storage
The future of renewable energy and the integration of smart grid technology will be due in no small part to the combining of energy storage with power generation. Solar power generation is successful, right now, only when the sun is shining. But that will change when the electricity generated by solar power can be stored – in special batteries – for use whenever demand calls for it.
Oshawa Power and Utilities has initiated a solar photovoltaic power and energy management pilot project in Oshawa with private sector partners. The project will involve building and commissioning approximately 30 residential rooftop solar PV systems that will be combined with energy storage and an energy management system. This is one example of utility-led efforts to drive the innovation needed to fully capture the potential of renewables.