Yesterday Malachite Mews ran its first successful simulated power failure which meant using the system completely off grid. Our engineers removed the connection to the grid yesterday by flicking the circuit breakers and the new system seamlessly took over, with no break – not even a light flicker – residents had no idea it was happening.
The solar panels produced a total of 2.2 Mwh of energy, which was more than enough for the residents needs. In addition to this, comparative to a diesel generator doing the same job, there was €1500 worth of diesel fuel saved, no noise or air pollution generated and no gap time while the generator started (1-3 mins of no electricity supply).
As an added bonus, the battery rooms (all 3 of them) got their final paint and cleanup and now look super spiffy. I have included a bunch of pictures here for your enjoyment!
Just as a reminder, Our Malachite Mews microgrid uses Cenfura Token (XCF) for all its settlements – this is the first time the token is taken into use, making Cenfura one of the first energy companies in the world to use this model. You can read more from our token website.