Barneveld is going to encourage residents with subsidies to buy a home or neighborhood battery. With these, sustainably generated energy from solar panels can be stored.
The municipality is going to include the purchase of the home battery in the rules for the Future-proof housing loan that Barnevelders can take out to make their homes more sustainable. "Energy storage is particularly important with solar energy because solar panels only provide energy during the day. Use of home storage reduces pressure on the electricity network," the city council responded early this year to an appeal by the VVD and ChristenUnie to include the home battery as a possibility with the sustainable loan.
Pressure on power grid
Network operator Liander recently reported that there is great pressure on the electricity network in Barneveld. Due to voltage and capacity problems, all requests from large consumers for consumption and feed-in of renewable electricity can temporarily not be met. In the coming years, the network must be upgraded to solve the problems. Liander expects to complete the work in 2024.
Use of home storage reduces pressure on power grid
Are you interested in a battery solar panel or powerwall yourself? Then take a look at the offer in our shop or check out the site of one of our partners for more information. Storing solar energy with your solar panels may also be able to get subsidies in your area.