This half-day conference focuses on combined solar PV and energy storage solutions for residential installations in Ontario. Solar PV combined with battery storage solutions provide home owners with as much self-sufficiency as possible. Decreasing battery prices contribute to making storage financially attractive especially when feed-in tariffs are being phased out.
Germany has been the first European country to introduce an incentive program for energy storage in residential installations where costs for batteries can partly be recovered. Over the past 25 years, more than 1.5 million solar power plants with a total capacity of 40 GWp have been installed in Germany. The majority are solar power plants with a capacity of smaller than 10 kWp installed on residential rooftops. They build the foundation for the promising market development of small energy storage systems.