Get the best value from your solar setup when you’re not home

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Published June 25th, 2018 by Reposit Power

Get the best value from your solar setup when you’re not home

Australians are sick of skyrocketing electricity prices and are turning to solar battery setups to reduce their rising power bills.

Many Australians aren’t home during the day, so when your solar battery is full and your solar panels are generating ‘free’ electricity, all the hard-earned energy generated from your solar setup disappears into the electricity grid. Solar batteries can store the electricity your solar panels generate to use at night. 

When there’s no-one home during the day there are a few things you can do to get the best value from your solar and battery setup.

Three easy ways you can get better value from your solar setup when you’re not at home

  1. Use appliances during the day with timers

To get the best value and maximise the use of your solar power when you’re not home use timers or the delay start feature on your appliances.

  • In the kitchen use the timer function for your crock pot or put a roast in the oven on a timer and use the delay start feature on the dishwasher to run them during those peak sun hours
  • In the laundry set timers during the day for the dryer and washing machine
  • Plug in and charge up devices that you may use at night, things such as laptops, mobile phones and any items which run on batteries!

With these little-known tips in mind, you can save energy and get the most out of your solar power!

  1. Monitor production

It can be tricky to work out the best times to use timers, but with a home energy management system you can easily work out which appliances are your most power hungry and how much energy your solar setup is producing and when.

With a Reposit smart home energy management system, you can monitor not just how much energy you’re using each day (and from what source - your panels or the grid) but also how much you’re paying daily for your electricity.

Reposit is like a drill sergeant for your solar and battery set-up. It learns when and how your household uses electricity – and haggles with the electricity companies to sell any excess energy in your battery for the highest possible price.

Understanding when you have excess energy can help you determine the best time to set timers on your appliances so you rarely have to rely on the main grid for power and consequently run your home off your own solar energy.

Reduce your power bill: Connect smart plugs to your solar battery setup!

  1.  Smart home technology

We’ve all heard of smart homes, but did you know you can link smart home technology with your solar setup?

When you’re not at home your smart home technology can automatically turn on your power hungry appliances when your solar battery is full and your solar panels are generating excess ‘free’ energy.  

How? Reposit does all the hard work for you.

Reposit is constantly helping you to manage your solar and battery setup. Reposit knows when your battery is full and can automatically tell your power hungry appliances (if they’re connected to smart home technology like a smart plug or a smart appliance) to turn on. And the best bit is that you don’t have to lift a finger to start seeing instant value.

Learn more about how you can link your solar battery setup with smart home technology to reduce your power bill.

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