270 residential sonnen batteries installed in new Victorian housing development

Solar-sharing technology in new Kurnell development.

A new housing development in Victoria will include 270 residential sonnen batteries. The aim is to cut household power bills by 60 per cent.

The 460-home Villawood Properties project offers buyers of the ‘Aquarevo’ homes the option of 5 kW of rooftop solar, plus sonnen battery storage.

Villawood Properties and state-owned South East Water have collaborated on the $260 million residential project. It transforms a 42-hectare decommissioned water purification plant in Lyndhurst, about 35 kilometres from the city, into a residential development.

Partnership with residential sonnen batteries

The partnership with German battery producer sonnen will also create a mini electrical grid for the eventual 460 homes. So far 190 lots have been sold.

The Aquarevo development incorporates residential sonnen batteries into its homes.

The Aquarevo development incorporates residential solar batteries into its homes.

The new solar and storage will also add to a proposed water recycling plant. This will treat the community’s wastewater for use in toilets and for watering gardens.

In addition, Villawood said it was also exploring the opportunity to use the stored solar electricity from the network of batteries in the Aquarevo community to power the water treatment plant.

“Aquarevo will be Australia’s most water and energy-efficient urban residential development, pushing boundaries for what can be achieved in sustainable living,” the company claims.

Monitoring solar power with smart device

Villawood Properties’ executive director Rory Costelloe said Aquarevo is an example of collaboration between government and the private sector.

“We are thrilled to welcome sonnen on board and are very proud to collaborate with such an innovative organisation, clearly committed to applying new technologies to achieve positive environmental outcomes,” he said

He also said families will positively impact the environment just by moving in.

In addition to using solar energy, homeowners can monitor their water and energy usage via a smart device.

If you are interested in purchasing residential sonnen batteries then contact Energy Matters today.