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Are virtual power plants the future of solar power? – ABC News

Western Australia is considered “ground zero” for the energy revolution, with virtual power plants that link up solar cells and batteries between neighbours set to be trialled in Perth.

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When maths teacher Katie Brooks was searching for a new apartment, the solar panels on the rooftop of the Fremantle complex she eventually settled on were a big drawcard.
Key points:

  • Virtual power plants are seen as the future of solar power
  • A virtual power plant is a network of solar-powered homes that generate and store energy and feed it to the grid
  • The WA Government is set to trial a virtual power plant in suburban Perth

Ms Brooks said utilising solar ene…

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