This post is an article from the Gelderlander, written by Irma van Teunenbroek | battery solar panels
WIJCHEN - Report it to us if your solar panels fail due to an overloaded power grid. That call was made by the municipality of Wijchen to its residents at the end of May. Already 77 responses were received so far, and the counter is still running. 'Battery solar panels'. That is a term that would offer most Wijchen residents an excellent option to solve the major problem surrounding solar panels.
The Municipality of Wijchen decided to make the call partly after a visit by Alderman Bea Schouten in early May to the Lingert, a neighborhood in Wijchen-Zuid where several residents suffer from failing solar panels. They invited the alderman to stop by and hear their story.
They are not the only ones in Wijchen. There is also no room on the grid for the power of many other residents with solar panels. The cables are full, the solar panels regularly switch off automatically. Then there is no more power to be generated, let alone fed back into the grid, and the energy meter is less likely to reach zero. And this at a time when energy is extremely expensive.
Some neighborhood more troubled than others
During her visit, the alderman was surprised by the number of De Lingert residents waiting for her. She had no idea of the size of the problem. The responses to the call changed that. Sjef Michels, who deals with energy and sustainability within the municipality of Wijchen, accompanied Schouten in May. ''We see a number of clusters, neighborhoods where several houses are suffering from failing solar panels. The Lingert, part of Saltshof, the 33rd street," Michels said. He is in regular contact with Liander about, among other things, the grid capacity in Wijchen and the expansion of cables and distribution stations. ,,There are about 130 connections on a cable. If you're at the beginning, you won't have any problems, but if you're further down the line, you might. Battery solar panels provide storage for the power you have left over, so you can reuse it at a later point. Curious about battery solar panels? Discover them in the shop. Also new brands such as BlauHoff offer many batteries of high quality and equipped with the latest technology.
It is increasingly common these days, storing solar energy. Fortunately, you can do this with your own solar panels. Many Wijchen people already do this, but do not yet use battery solar panels. Because of this, there is a chance that the power is unfortunately lost, when it could have been stored for a later time. Therefore, fortunately, Wijchen residents are increasingly seeing a solution in a home battery.
"There are about 130 connections on a cable. If you sit at the beginning, then you won't have any trouble, if you sit further down then you may have trouble"
Sjef Michels, Municipality of Wijchen
Schouten also promised in May to contact grid operator Liander and apply pressure to bring forward extensions to the grid in and around Wijchen. That seems to be working. The municipality is asking residents to communicate their problem not only to it, but also to Liander. Michels: "This also gives Liander a better picture of the local situation in Wijchen." They have already started work in the De Weertjes neighborhood, he knows. "The Lingert is scheduled in the third or fourth quarter and the 33rd street in week 45, I think." These are locations where cables are being extended.
Michels now does not rule out the use of neighborhood batteries, which the municipality of Wijchen was previously somewhat reluctant to use. ,,You could put one on a cable in the neighborhood. We are going to look into that in consultation with Liander. It is very important to keep residents informed of developments."
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