Attendees at Energy Cork’s latest Breakfast Briefing heard about an innovative distributed energy storage system recently installed at Cork City Council’s Ballyvolane Fire Station. Cork-based Solo Energy, in collaboration with ESB Networks, is rolling out a network of distributed energy storage systems at a number of private and public buildings as part of an SEAI-funded R&D project called ‘eStore’. The operation of such a network will be the first of its kind for the power system in Ireland.
Cork City Council installed 42 solar PV panels on the roof of Ballyvolane Fire Station in 2016. The system currently offsets approximately 17% of the buildings electricity consumption and eliminates 4500 kg of CO2 from the atmosphere every year. The eStore project aims to improve these figures substantially through increasing solar PV self-consumption within the building whilst also trialling the provision of grid services to ESB Networks. More information on the project is available HERE
The speaker at the Breakfast Briefing was Liam Breathnach, CTO of Solo Energy
Liam’s presentation is available to view HERE