If you have solar panels it is beneficial to make optimal use of your own solar energy. With the Niko Home Control solar mode, you can automatically activate appliances that consume a lot of energy when there is an excess of solar energy. With the new upgrade, you can make your solar mode settings even more specific:
You can set the minimum level of injection that is required before activating appliances.
- You can set the minimal duration that an appliance needs to be activated for. It will stay activated as long as there is still injection after this period.
In doing so, your home appliances will be switched on as soon as you have sufficient solar energy in excess. By setting the minimal duration you will avoid having your appliances switch on and off too often, when sunshine intensity varies for example.
With dynamic activation, you can make sure that the first appliance that is OFF on the solar mode appliance list will be activated. This means appliances may switch on and off multiple times a day depending on the weather, the minimal duration and the amount of excess electricity. If there is still solar power in excess once the first device has been switched on, the solar mode will switch on the next devices.