SunGain Battery Storage Project


UPDATE 22.07.2016 - we are delighted to announce that this scheme is now fully subscribed, thank you for your support.

Great news, this project has been shortlisted for a national Solar Award
- to find out more read our PRESS RELEASE.
In January 2016 NEP successfully secured funding from National Energy Action's (NEA) Technical Innovation Fund to finance a Battery Storage Project in
Thurrock, Essex.
With the Feed-in-Tariff reducing so dramatically, the adoption of battery storage is
the next phase in renewable energy.
The Technical Innovation Fund is one of three funds which comprise part of a £26.2 million pound innovative UK-wide programme, designed and administered by
National Energy Action.
NEP’s SunGain Battery Bank is a pilot energy storage project offering a FREE
battery storage system to 35 homes in the Thurrock area of Essex – households
must already have a solar PV system installed and an existing Energy Performance rating of D to G.  
The system enables households to store their unused free solar energy that is generated during the day and use it at night, reducing their electricity costs even further while increasing the efficiency of the PV system itself.
Helping NEP to deliver this groundbreaking project are Nottinghamshire renewable energy experts T4 Sustainability, who will be installing the devices.
Please download our project FAQ document for more information.


Read our project PRESS RELEASE 19.05.2016 
Read our project PRESS RELEASE 09.06.2016 - Only 10 places left!

What are the benefits to the household?

Economic/ Financial
The economic benefits of having a battery storage unit installed include savings on your electricity bill of up to 20%.
There are further savings by a further 10% when the storage unit is programmed to store off-peak or Economy 7 electricity.
Battery storage provides security against the annual rising electricity tariffs.  
It ensures less reliance on the electricity grid during peak hours because it
maximises the consumption of solar electricity that is generated
Maximises the use of clean, green energy
Reduce carbon emissions. 
Reduce the dependency on fossil fuels (coal and gas) as well nuclear energy 
The batteries are recyclable

Information evening (this event has already taken place)

NEP has written to over 200 households in the Thurrock area inviting them to an information evening at their local CVS on Thursday 26th May 2016.
Time: Drinks will be served from 6pm, then a presentation and group discussion 6.15pm - 8pm.
Venue: Thurrock CVS 'The Beehive Resource Centre’ The Beehive, West Street, Grays, RM17 6XP
All councillors and MPs in the area have been made aware of the scheme and have been invited to come along to the information event.

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For more information or to sign up please contact Adam (Nottingham Energy Partnership) on 0300 688 0808 or

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