Solar storage can provide homeowners energy when there are blackouts
We’re all very used to using diaries to manage our hectic lives, whether they be of the paper or digital variety. But what if there was a similarly effective means of managing the way your household uses energy?
Welcome to WATTSTOR. This smart device can easily be incorporated into an existing PV system, providing you with a solar storage solution that saves up surplus energy for when the situation requires it.
What is the WATTSTOR and how does it work?
When it comes to conserving energy for every eventuality, the WATTSTOR undoubtedly delivers. A traditional PV system is designed to generate as much green energy as possible, yet the addition of a WATTSTOR ensures that this energy is directed to where it’s needed and can be utilised most efficiently. Think of it like a bank for renewable energy and you start to get the idea.
Domestic appliances (such as washing machines and tumble dryers) are the first port of call, and after these devices have been supplied with an adequate amount of energy, a WATTSTOR will divert the surplus power to recharge the batteries, thereby maximising your existing system’s overall efficiency.
The benefits of adding a WATTSTOR to your traditional PV system
Admittedly, energy requirements vary from household to household, but generally speaking, if your household consumes more than 4000KWH of energy per year, and is usually unoccupied during the daytime, then the addition of a WATTSTOR is a worthwhile investment.
The great thing about a WATTSTOR is that it can be tailored to suit specific requirements, and help your existing PV system to utilise all generated energy so that it is used far more effectively in practice, diverting it to where it’s actually needed.
Other additional benefits of a WATTSTOR
Let’s take a look at the bigger picture…
- A WATTSTOR allows you to call the shots: It’s all very well generating a decent amount of renewable energy, but why not take it one step further and ensure that this energy goes where you want it, when you want it. A WATTSTOR enables you to do just that.
- Prevents ‘Energy Gridlock’: By adding a WATTSTOR to your current PV system, you are effectively helping to protect your property against power cuts.
- Decreases your energy bills: Rising energy costs are often the bain of our lives, but the advent of solar technologies has provided a way to work around them. A WATTSTOR enables you to use your stored energy to your advantage, consequently reducing your household energy bills in the process.
- Improves your existing system’s overall efficiency: The addition of a WATTSTOR provides you with a much better overview of how you use energy within your home. As a result, you can rest assured that by installing a WATTSTOR, you are taking account of the energy needs of today, as well as the energy requirements of tomorrow.
How does a WATTSTOR assist in a black out?
Put simply, without a WATTSTOR, your Solar Energy System would shut down in the event of a blackout.
In fact, this superlative system will continue to fulfil all your property’s energy requirements, providing you with a constant flow of electricity until its batteries are completely exhausted. At this point, the Solar PV system kicks in to recharge the batteries.
Both the WATTSTOR and Solar PV system work in tandem to ensure that your energy needs are accounted for, whatever the situation. With a WATTSTOR, you can rest assured that you won’t need to go fumbling around in the darkness for candles and matches.
Does it affect the overall Feed-in-Tariff outcome?
A common concern amongst homeowners, we’re pleased to report that installing a WATTSTOR solar system has no effect on the overall income you receive as part of the FIT.
As long as your overall solar system has no more than a 30KW capacity, the amount you export to the grid is not metered, meaning that you can capitalise on the benefits of a system with enhanced efficiency, and still reap the rewards of the Feed-in-Tariff as well.