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How do community batteries work?

Customers are allocated virtual storage in the battery. As their solar panels generate solar power during the day, up to 6kwh or 8kwh of excess or unused power is automatically transferred to the battery.

From 3pm to midnight households can draw energy back from the battery to power up their homes, covering the energy-use peak hours between 3pm and 9pm. At midnight, any excess power still in the battery is returned to the grid, with the householder paid the standard feed-in tariff.