Rising energy costs are forcing Australians to continuously look for better alternatives. With increasing pressure on energy resources, the trend is expected to continue, leaving consumers with very little choice except to significantly reduce consumption.
However, a new innovation in solar power technology is now encouraging thousands of Australian households to switch to solar.
David Veal, CEO of Sydney’s leading solar system provider Solarpro explains that the technology provides highly sophisticated monitoring and optimisation of energy consumption, and offers a clever way to increase the value of the energy householders sell back to the grid.
The technology was developed in response to the demand by consumers for cost effective and environment-friendly solar energy for several years. The inability to control the mix of solar energy consumption versus consumption of energy from the grid, together with a decrease in prices being offered to buy back stored energy, had impacted its appeal.
The new solution not only provides homeowners with detailed information about their consumption and cost, and allows them to align their consumption of retail energy supply with the cheapest times of the day, but will also increase the value of the energy they sell back to the grid. It has taken the control of power usage and the management of costs, to a whole new level, and allows consumers to proactively manage their electricity bills.
Called Reposit, the Australian designed technology stands to revolutionise the way solar energy is used, and is changing the relationship consumers have with energy suppliers. Since the system allows the storage of solar generated power in batteries, it can be bought from households by energy retailers during times of price spikes. This can result in homeowners being paid up to ten times more for their power than what they’re charged for buying it from the grid.
The intelligent software that runs the Reposit system updates its knowledge base every four seconds and learns daily energy consumption patterns. Then, based on its forecast of a household’s use, it can optimise decisions of when to buy electricity from the grid (if necessary), taking into account weather forecasts and availability of solar energy.
David says consumers who are new to domestic solar energy are amazed by the system’s capabilities, while existing solar customers are taking the opportunity to maximise the benefits of their systems and bank additional savings. He concludes that the technology provides a significant level of protection to households from the impacts of ongoing retail cost increases.
Solarpro regularly runs community seminars to educate consumers on solar energy options and to answer their questions.