Steffes and its partners have worked together to create cloud-based network of Grid-Interactive Electric Thermal Storage (GETS) water heaters on the western shore of Oahu, Hawaii.
This network of 499 water heaters, fueled by solar and wind power, acts as a community battery. Each water heater is capable of storing 13 kilowatt-hours.
“Hawaii is presenting a postcard to the future, showing the rest of us how electric grids are going to be operating across the world over the next decades,” said Paul Steffes, CEO, president and chairman of Steffes.
GETS technology is being viewed as a global blueprint to wean off fossil fuels, consume only renewable energy sources and, ultimately, help save the planet.
For more information on the project, read the full article How your humble household water heater just might save the planet.