For our third statistics release we’re going to focus on November, and we’ll see the impact of the first month of GMT and dropping temperatures. It’s hard to avoid extra energy usage during the winter months, and that’s where V2G will be particularly effective in balancing the grid.
Once again, and of particular interest for those who guessed a total export figure - the closest guess will be revealed later in this article!
To give clarity and provide information on our V2G trial, we’re releasing these stats and only include units which were installed for the whole of November.
Another 35 trialists joined in November and, if you’re one of them and reading this now, welcome and thank you for helping us develop and understand energy solutions of the future! Installs have continued through November, with more than 150 V2G units installed since the trial began.
Note: When looking at the following figures, it’s worth remembering that totals include solar exports, as we’re paying 26p/kWh for solar exports in addition to the V2G exports.
As a collective, our trialists exported 17,126 kWh of energy - enough energy to power a Nissan LEAF for over 70,000 miles!
The highest individual export from one of our solar trialists was 552kWh. The total export credit was an amazing £161.39!
The maximum non-solar trialist export was 463kWh, and this resulted in an export credit of £156.18!
For balance, the average export payment for our solar trialists was £80, and £71 for non-solar trialists. That’s £960 and £852 a year respectively!
The averages again demonstrated that, even with daylight hours reducing, the benefits of solar pay off when exporting: Our solar average was 274Wh, and the non-solar average export was 208kWh.
With an answer of 16,666kWh, forum user @NAME@ submitted the closest prediction in our “Guess the Export” competition, and they will be the recipient of a £50 voucher!
If you have a LEAF and would like to speak to the team, find out more about the trial or get an insight into the potential benefits that V2G could give to you, visit www.ovoenergy.com/v2g , email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0330 102 7423.