Anyone purchasing an apartment in the “Im Erlifeld” complex in the Swiss Canton of Aargau is buying into more than just an ultra-modern apartment; the whole site of 90 apartments is a “self-consumption consortium”. This consortium produces its own electricity using photovoltaic installations on the apartment blocks.
Thanks to a TESVOLT battery storage system, the electricity can be temporarily stored in the blocks themselves. This allows peak load shaving, for example, if the connected e-charging points or other high-demand consumer units require a great deal of power from the grid. The consortium can also feed electricity into the grid to generate income when tariffs are high and the storage system is full.