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Empowering the Pilar community with affordable and reliable solar energy.

A group of British and Brazilian organisations have launched Solar Pilar, a project to install solar panels, smart meters and test experimental pricing in a low-income neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro.

This pilot initiative, starting in Nov 21, will test the viability of innovative microgrid solar technologies and business model to power low-income households with clean, reliable and affordable energy for low-income communities.

HOW IT WORKS

Delivering solar panels, battery storage and smart meters to 240 homes

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30 homes will receive roof installed solar PV panels, a hybrid inverter, a battery, an intelligent controller, and a smart meter. This will allow; ligente e um medidor inteligente.

This will allow:

  • Generation and storage of their electricity.
  • Ability to send spare solar electricity to the grid and save it for later use.  
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60 homes will also benefit from a solar PV remote generation site and smart meters installed in their home to balance the remote generation with local electricity consumption.

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150 homes will receive smart meters allowing them to precisely monitor how and when they use energy. This will allow to test time of use tariffs – cheaper energy costs at off-peak times.

BENEFITS

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Lower energy costs and carbon emissions

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Provide reliable energy supply

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Test new technologies and business models

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HVDC Tech
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