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Solar power and battery
Published November 9th, 2017Tweet
It’s a great feeling to generate electricity and share it with others when you don’t need it. But with reductions in solar feed-in-tariffs across the country getting the most out of your solar system is now more important than ever. What is solar self-consumption? Why should you care? And how can you use it to make your household more sustainable?
It’s great knowing that every day it’s sunny and even on some days it’s not, you can generate solar from your panels. It’s even better knowing that the energy you’re creating is making a difference – it’s adding clean renewable energy to our electricity system. With solar self consumption, you can make your household more efficient, and make sure what you don’t need is shared to the electricity grid.
Simply, solar self-consumption means to use/consume the solar power you generate.
As one of the more than 1.64 million Australian households with solar panels on your roof, by self-consuming your solar when you need it, you can reduce your need to purchase electricity from the grid and share your excess more efficiently and sustainably.
When no one is home to use electricity during the day, all the electricity you generate disappears into the electricity grid. While it’s great that you’re adding more renewable energy to our grid, later when you need to use electricity and have to buy it from the grid this is counterproductive.
Considering more than 60 per cent of all electricity in Australia comes from high-polluting coal-fired power generation choosing to power your home from renewable energy sources can drastically reduce your carbon footprint. Not to mention that when you produce excess and share your electricity back to the grid it’s making a real difference to your community.
When there’s no-one home during the day there are a few things you can do to self-consume what you are generating.
Find out more about Reposit smart solar battery systems or Reposit’s home energy management system or request a quote. We can help you better use the energy you generate and share the energy you don’t need to lower your carbon footprint and create a sustainable electricity grid.