Some inspirational examples
- Let your smart boiler heat up when the solar panels are producing energy. When there is no sunshine expected, arrange that the boiler turns to your provider’s electricity. After all, you will always need hot water.
- Let your smart washer, dishwasher and dryer run their program cycles when the solar panels start producing energy. The dishwasher should start when the washer is finished, etc. Not enough solar energy today? No worries. The dryer’s program is postponed to the day after. However, you’ll want the washer and dishwasher to run anyway, even on your provider’s electricity. It’s up to you to decide.
- It is very easy to receive an alert when your solar panels are underperforming. Or when some appliances are overconsuming. And it’s all in the same app, of course, because you have better things to do than keep track of your energy consumption all the time. Leaving your electrical bicycle or electrical car at home today? Charge them when the solar panels are producing energy. The same goes for your grass mowing robot, and wireless vacuum cleaner. Why would you charge these when the energy’s not free?
- Keep your house cool on the hottest days. Between sunrise and sundown, arrange that your smart air conditioning system only operates when your solar panels are producing energy. And automatically close the curtains or shutters so the heat stays outside.
- What about that beautiful pond or pool you have in the garden. Its smart filter unit has to run at least 4 hours a day, that’s a given. But why should it run when your solar panels aren’t producing any energy? Of course, when no sunshine is expected, you can always use your provider’s electricity. Because you want those fish to stay alive, now don’t you?