Takeaways:

  • Community batteries are energy storage units that are based in local neighbourhoods, which residents who have solar panels can use to store electricity they haven’t used.
  • In Australia, neighbourhoods are using community batteries to store solar energy locally to help reduce bills and ease pressure on the electricity grid at peak times.
  • A one-megawatt hour (1MWh) battery can power up to 1,000 average homes for about two hours.

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