Ballyvolane Fire Station Battery Storage

Project Info

Organisation Cork City Council, Solo Energy, SEAI

Project Description

In August 2016, Cork City Council installed 42 solar PV panels on the roof of Ballyvolane Fire Station.

The solar PV panels currently offset approximately 17% (€1,500) of the buildings electricity and eliminated 4,500kg of CO2 from the atmosphere each year.

In 2017, Cork City Council teamed up with Solo Energy to install a “state of the art” battery storage system at Ballyvolane Fire Station.

The aim of the project is to improve the above figures through increasing solar PV and thus self-consumption within the building, whilst also testing provisions of grid services to ESB Networks.