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Can I still sign up if I do not have broadband at home?

We are able to connect the hot water tanks to the Cloud via a GPRS sim card. You will need a broadband connection for the batteries, however.

Am I at risk of a cyber-attack if my tank/battery is connected to the internet?

No. The technologies will be communicating through a secured and authenticated channel to our servers.

If I don’t have solar panels, can I still have a battery fitted?

Yes. A battery can be used in the home to save on the costs of energy, can be charged when energy costs are low (Economy 7 tariff) and discharged when costs are high.

Why are the tanks be given away for free?

The hot water tanks are novel in their ability to communicate with the National Grid. The Pete Project is funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, so we are able to give the tanks away – on condition that you allow us to communicate with the tank once it is installed, and collect data for the trial.

Can I be part of the trial even though I do not have a hot water tank?

If you do not have a hot water tank, we cannot fit a tank into your home as the plumbing will be configured in a way that is unsuitable. You could have a battery fitted, however.