To maximise your solar powered system, you need to optimise the amount of electricity you use from your solar panels and minimise the amount of electricity you buy from the grid. Here are some tips to help you achieve this:

  • Use high-power appliances, such as washing machines, dishwashers, electric ovens, and kettles, during the day when your solar panels are generating the most electricity. This way, you can use the free electricity from your panels instead of paying for grid electricity. You can also use timers or smart devices to schedule your appliances to run when the sun is shining.
  • Use energy-efficient appliances and LED lights, which consume less electricity than conventional ones. This will reduce your overall electricity demand and help you save more money. You can also turn off appliances and lights when they are not in use or on standby mode.
  • Monitor your electricity generation and consumption using a smart meter, an in-home display, or an online portal. This will help you understand how much electricity your solar panels produce and how much electricity you use at different times of the day and year. You can then adjust your behaviour and habits accordingly to maximise your solar savings.
  • Consider installing a battery to store excess electricity from your solar panels for later use. A battery can increase your self-consumption and independence from the grid, especially during periods of low sunlight or high demand. However, batteries are expensive and may not be cost-effective for everyone. You need to weigh the benefits and costs of a battery before buying one.
  • Choose a suitable tariff and supplier for your electricity needs. Depending on where you live, you may be eligible for a feed-in tariff or a net metering scheme that pays you for the electricity you export to the grid. You may also be able to switch to a time-of-use tariff that charges you different rates depending on the time of day. You should compare different tariffs and suppliers to find the best deal for your solar system.

These are some of the ways to maximise your solar powered system and save money on your electricity bills. If you want to learn more about how solar power works, how much it costs, and what factors you need to consider before installing it, simply contact us. It’s what we do!