In Home Technologies
Consuming And Storing Electricity
Whether you are home or not, there are many ways you can maximise self-consumption of the electricity you generate during the day.
- Change the time when you use power-hungry appliances
- Use simple timers placed on appliances set to operate during the day when solar is generating
- Use automated internet enabled in-home technologies with smart phone app access
- Consider a Home Energy Management System (HEMS) that enables automatic operation of certain appliances, can divert solar electricity to heat your water, into home batteries, or into an electric vehicle and minimise the electricity you export to the grid
These technologies are now commonplace, and as their costs continue to fall they may make sense for you. For more information talk to a SEANZ member.