Lights went out for Earth Hour on March 24th, but this year, there was an unusual participant. Pooled Energy has shut down hundreds of swimming pools all across Sydney to support Earth Hour.
As part of our ARENA Demand Management and Modulation trials to help stabilise the Electricity Grid as part of the transition of the Grid to more renewable energy, Pooled Energy needs to build up quickly to 5,000 pools for the trials. We need your help and are offering incentives.
The ARENA grant of $2.5M was on condition that Pooled Energy’s shareholders contribute a matching amount. They have, and in style.
Press Release by ARENA and POOLED ENERGY – 15th February
5000 swimming pools to trial technology that saves energy, manages peak demand, and improves Grid stability
Australia is a global leader with solar PV generation and there are massive forward commitments for large scale arrays and large forward marketing estimates for roof-top solar as at January 2018. The sun is free and solar panels seem to be inexpensive and getting cheaper, so, why are electricity prices rising so much? Electricity prices have nearly tripled in a decade and, despite some political and pundit comments, it seems inevitable that they will continue to rise. We often hear that solar electricity is the least expensive sort of electricity available, so, how can that be?
Your pool is controlled by sensors and smart algorithms that operate in both the Intelligent Pool Controller at your pool, and in the Internet cloud-based Network Operating Centre (NOC). The pool responds to the time-of-day, the time-of-year, the water chemistry, the amount of swimming, the weather and forecast, the cost and price of power, your PV and solar thermal panels and the state of the Electricity Grid.
Pooled Energy’s Solar Optimiser Algorithm is now available. Our Adaptive Solar Control uses weather data to maximise your solar PV ( and solar thermal heating ) and lowers the running cost of your pool. It’s free – Please ask for it if you want it.
“Your electricity bill is going up! And if you have a pool a whole lot of that money goes into the pool equipment…up to 40%! Well a pool is meant to be a pleasure not a problem. Pooled Energy can transform your pool and your energy bills to give you a swimming pool that virtually looks after itself.”
Sky News Investigative Story: Pooled Energy CEO John Huggart explains how you can save money on your summer bills – even though pools use 40% of household electricity! View the live story here. Pooled Energy is here to help pool owners. We’re here to help! Contact us on 1300 364 703 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Can you reduce my household power usage and increase my leisure time? Yes…we can. We start with your pool.