To cope with your rising energy needs, solar systems are available in various capacities, right from 5kW to 100kW and even more. Since solar panels generate electricity only when it’s sunny outside, you need to keep your usage minimum, or else will get electricity bills to pay.
By planning your routines, such as laundry, dishwashing, and ironing in the day time, you can save a bit of energy to be used at the night. The energy produced in the day either gets utilised to the full or transfers straight up to the local grid.
Surely, there will be days when there will be a cloudy sky or a rainy day with no sun. In such incidences, the extra electricity you need will be imported from the grid and you’ll be charged for it.
Some easy tips that can make your home more energy efficient throughout the year include:
- Use One Major Appliance At A Time
High voltage appliances consume the most energy to perform their operation. As your system produces limited energy with solar, try limiting your use of such appliances to once a day. In this way, you’ll be able to save enough energy to keep your other electrical appliances, such as fans and lights running for longer.
In case, you remain at home during the day rather than just evenings and mornings, you can make use of solar energy in a much better way.
- Keep A Track Of The Inverter Display
A solar inverter displays how much electricity is being generated and plays the role of converting the electricity generated by the panels into an Alternating Current that your household appliances can use to operate.
By keeping a track of the energy utilised by your appliances and comparing it with the figure displayed on the inverter screen, you can find out how much energy you are left with and can use it accordingly.
So, these two steps if considered can help you in getting the most out of solar energy produced by your rooftop solar. Always be conscious about how much energy you are using to save dollars on electricity bills.