Even on cloudy or rainy days, your Solar Panels Exeter will generate electricity during daylight hours. However, if your household uses more electricity than they are producing, or if your panels do not produce any electricity at night, you can import electricity from the grid to supplement your power.
Reducing your electricity usage to lower your bills, will also reduce your carbon footprint.
Increase your electricity consumption during the day – It’s best to use your appliances during the day, such as your iron, washing machine and dishwasher. This is easier to accomplish if you’re home. If you’re away, however, you can set timers on your washing machine and dishwasher.
Combining with other renewable energy systems – Solar PV can be combined with other renewable technologies, such as heat pumps and solar water heating systems. The technologies are compatible, since solar PV can power a heat-pump, or multiple systems could be fed into a thermal store.
Install a PV diverter – PV diverters can be a low-cost, low-maintenance option to increase your own consumption of solar energy (i.e. using electricity generated by solar PV panels). For Solar Panels Exeter, contact SL Electricals.
A PV diverter switch, instead of sending excess electricity to the grid can power your immersion heater, which will store hot water in the tank for later use. Solar energy alone is unlikely to provide all the hot water you need, but it could help lower your bills.
Speak to your installer if you are interested in PV diverters. You might be advised to increase the number of solar panels on your roof in order to meet your hot water requirements.
You can also export excess electricity back to the grid, and apply for export payments through an Intelligent Export Guarantee.