Live Installations

We think it's good idea to be completely upfront and honest with you about what you could expect from your solar installation, so we have made available a few examples of different systems to let you see how they perform in real-time.

Definitions

Panels

  Panels

This is the maximum output of the solar panels.   e.g. a 5kw system can produce a maximum of 5 units of electricity in one hour.

Batteries

  Batteries

This is the storage capacity of the batteries and also the type.   pb-C is Lead Carbon and Li-Ion is Lithium Ion.  A 10kwh battery can store 10x units of electricity.  When you store your own energy you do not have to pay network and other charges when you use it.

Charger

  Charger

This is the rate in which electricity can be stored into and taken from the batteries. A bigger charger allows you to store and use higher quantities of energy from the batteries. 

Note:  different batteries and battery systems have different maximum charge rates.  We prefer to install lead-carbon batteries because of this.

Orientation

  Orientation

This is the orientation and pitch (angle) of the panels. The highest production of energy for a one-year period comes from positioning your panels at an angle of 30 degrees north.   Albeit, panels can be faced either north, east or west.

Even though facing all the panels north produces the highest yield of energy if averaged over a one year period, most people do not use their energy in the middle of the day anyhow.   In this wise it can be beneficial to position the panels east or west or a combination of them both to get a higher yield in the morning and evening respectively (when the customer actually uses their energy). 

Furthermore, a flat panel will produce more energy in summer and a pitched panel will produce more in winter. 

View Live

  View Live

By clicking the [View Live] button underneath each site you can go into it and see how it is performing in real-time.

Graphs

  Graphs

In the view live area you can see a graph of the live installation. 

  • The green line is the solar generation for the day. 
  • The orange line is the inverter output.  Where the orange line is above the green line - this gives is an indication of the electricity you would still be buying if you did not have batteries (even though you have solar).
  • The blue line is the import/export against the grid.  If the blue line is above the horizontal axis you are selling electricity, if the blue line is below the horizontal axis you are buying electricity.

Example with batteries:

Example without batteries:

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By combining wholesale energy with solar, we make people self-sufficient while still being connected to the grid.

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