How solar and battery households can beat coal and gas plants at their own game – One Step Off The Grid

How solar and battery households can beat coal and gas plants at their own game

Energy retail upstart Amber Electric says customers using the company’s SmartShift home battery management platform have earned a combined total of $60,000 over the past quarter, simply from exporting their stored solar energy.

Customers using the app quickly discovered the software’s ability to earn between $40-$100 in a single evening by sending power to the grid during price spikes – of which there have been a great deal over the past year.

Adams says SmartShift customers were earning $16/kWh by exporting when prices were spiking and as a result, sometimes earning up to $100 in a day, all while displacing fossil fuels.

“By intelligently coordinating home batteries and EVs, this will be the cheapest and fastest way to get Australia to 100% renewable energy,” Adams says.

How solar and battery households can beat coal and gas plants at their own game – One Step Off The Grid