How would you like to never have to worry about electricity prices going again?
It will soon become a reality for a handful of Fremantle seven & # 39; ads, set to call East Village home.
In what was billed as an Australian first, the development has its own Microgrid, using energy produced by solar panels, which are stored in the mega-battery.
This would mean seven & # 39; and will have their power bills halved, saving households about $ 1,200 a year, according to the developer.
Smart City with the & # 39 is the creation of WA energy company Ledge and Landcorp.
As a rule, people sell power from its solar panels back to the grid at a fixed rate, with the & # 39 is on sale to other customers at a higher price.
But this system allows households sell excess solar energy directly to their neighbors for a better rate.
Dr. Gemma Greene, Ledge energy, he said he worked as a web site.
"It produces a bill, which is similar to your electric bill, and it will facilitate the payments related to this, but it is directly between buyer and seller," she said.
If the battery stops working, the house will not remain in darkness. The site is connected to the main network.
The development process will also rain water, i.e., about 80 per cent reduction of the household water purchased from Waters Corporation.