There are a number of different ways to save money and utilising renewable energy. Some equipment is directly linked to your system to enhance its benefits, whilst other aspects are complimentary and are basically dictated by your own needs and preferences. Some of the most common ones are:

  • Battery storage: This allows you to store excess electricity generated by your solar panels and use it later when you need it, such as at night or during peak demand periods. This can help you reduce your reliance on the grid and save money on your energy bills.
  • Solar water heating: This uses the heat from the sun to warm water in a cylinder that can be used for showers, baths, washing dishes, etc. This can reduce your gas or electricity consumption for water heating and lower your carbon footprint.
  • Heat pumps: These are devices that transfer heat from one place to another, using electricity as an input. They can be used for space heating or cooling, as well as water heating. They can work well with solar panels, as they can use the electricity generated by the panels to run the heat pump. Depending on the type of heat pump and the source of heat, they can be very efficient and environmentally friendly.
  • Home insulation: This is not exactly an equipment, but rather a way of improving the thermal efficiency of your home. By insulating your walls, roof, windows, doors, etc., you can reduce the amount of heat that escapes from your home and keep it warmer in winter and cooler in summer. This can lower your heating and cooling costs and make your home more comfortable.

These are some of the energy saving equipment that can work well with your solar panels in the UK. However, you should also consider other factors such as the cost, installation, maintenance, warranty, and lifespan of each option before making a decision.