Thursday, June 30, 2016

Why Not Send Solar Export To Appliances On AutoPilot?

When you are NET metered your solar power if not used by your appliances, is simply exported back to the grid. And in some cases for little financial return ie four to six cents!

Now whilst you can turn appliances on / off to use this power off the roof instead of exporting, in some cases it is simply to hard.

To hard due to you being at work or you do not have the time whilst at home for such a task. So what about if you could get this to happen on autopilot?

What we mean here is you direct the excess power ie exported power to a switched outlet in your home. Now this switched outlet could be connected to a long list of appliances such as:

  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Portable air conditioner
  • Electric heater
  • Heated towel rail
  • Storage heater
  • Air to air heat source pump
  • Small immersion heater
  • Electric slow cooker
  • Water pump
  • Charging electronics / 12 volt car batteries
  • Charging a golf buggy
  • Charging an electric car
  • Hot tub
  • Pool pump cleaner
  • Pool heater

Each 10A switched outlet is limited to a maximum power rating of 2400W. Meaning that is 2.4kW of export being used smartly. Importantly maximising your solar power investment's financial return.

Now if your exporting 10kW a day, that is only 60 cents return @ 6 cent per kW. Though powering your appliances via the 10A switched outlet, that same power has just saved you $2.20 off imported power costs [based on 22 cents per kWh]

As you can see that is a SMART POWER SAVING idea! Now if that was the case for only half of the year, it compares to:

  • An export return of $109
  • Or an import offset return of $400!  

Now if your interested in such an idea, then why not visit our SMART SOLAR POWER Dashboard for all the information?

Diverting Your Excess Power

This blog post brought to you by Aussie Home Energy a major player in the HOME ELECTRICITY SAVING SERVICE industry in Australia.

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