Solarpro can help you minimise your solar power exports to the grid and use this energy to support other activities in your home.
The maximum value for money from a solar power system comes from using the power yourself. We are always looking for innovative ways to do this.
Excess solar power is generally either exported to the grid or fed into a solar storage battery. What if there were other ways to store this energy and use it to improve the comfort level of your home, reduce its running costs and improve its environmental footprint?
With a SolarEdge PV system it is possible to divert solar power to your standard hot water tank where it is stored as thermal energy and used to heat your water.
We also have the Heatwave solar storage heating system which takes excess solar power and uses it to heat your home. Utilising solar power that would otherwise go to the grid and reducing your heating costs.
Ever since we began installing solar hot water systems in 2009, customers have been wanting to use their solar power (PV) system to heat their water. The benefits are obvious because heating water is what requires most electricity in an average home.
The problem was that they are two separate technologies and they used to require specific solar hot water tanks. Solar hot water systems work by using the sun’s heat to warm up the water. Solar power (PV) systems generate power from sunlight (photovoltaic). There were government incentives in place which made purchasing a solar hot water system very cost-effective. This has changed.
Now, if you have a SolarEdge PV system you can divert your solar power to your ordinary electric hot water tank. If you have a gas hot water tank, we can convert it to an electric one. This is another way to maximise the use of your solar power rather than exporting it to the grid.
What makes this a Smart Energy Storage option is that you have effectively turned your electric hot water tank into a ‘solar storage battery’. Without purchasing a battery, you have a way to store any excess solar power as thermal energy in your hot water.
Solar Room Heating a smart choice with Heatwave
The ‘Heatwave’ solar storage heating system lets you use your solar power to heat your rooms. If reducing your heating costs is important, this isa great solution for you. It is an example of flexible ‘smart’ solar that puts you in control of your bill and gets you the best value for money from your solar power system.