Maximise your solar investment

Most people with solar don’t realise that they could be getting so much more out of their solar system – more savings on their bill, a lower carbon footprint, and added convenience in running their household. Maximising the value of your home’s solar energy requires insights and control.

Get smart

A PV solar system becomes ‘smart’ when you can see and control your home’s energy consumption and its solar energy production. Smart solar is about monitoring and your energy consumption patterns and habits - seeing where you’re using energy and see what you’re saving.

The average household will often sell more than 50% of the solar energy they produce back to the grid!
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Yet only a small number of Australia’s 1.5+ million solar homes are taking advantage of ‘smart’ technology. Despite the benefits and the relatively low installation cost.

The vast majority of solar homes across Australia and globally have no insights into their solar energy production or household energy consumption patterns.

Without monitoring, all you can do is assume that your solar is working correctly until your next electricity bill shows up. Without control, you can’t take action to maximise the value of your solar energy.

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What is smart solar?

Monitoring and energy management systems don’t automatically mean smart solar.

The term ‘smart’ has come to be widely used to describe any device that can communicate over the internet; a smart device is responsive and connected.

Smart solar should be able to:

Monitor solar energy production and performance from anywhere with internet or mobile phone connectivity

Control devices in your home to optimise the value of the solar energy produced

See insights into your energy production and consumption that allows you to both decrease your overall energy consumption and maximise the value of your solar investment.

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Knowledge is power

Understanding your energy use habits is the first step towards taking meaningful action to decrease your energy bills. However, this understanding can be difficult to achieve if you don’t have your solar production, energy consumption and control panels in one place; in a single platform.

carbonTRACK is the missing piece

Making your solar system smarter and one cost effective package, carbonTRACK combines the visibility of a solar monitoring system with the control and insights only possible with an energy management system.

This not only allows you to quickly, easily (and remotely) improve your energy consumption patterns and put your solar energy to work, it also means that carbonTRACK is able to make suggestions for you – based on your consumption habits.

If you want to get more from your solar, the first thing you need to know is what your solar is doing. So whether you’re getting solar installed for the first time or just getting your panels serviced, ask for a system that allows you to both monitor and control.

Green Circuits: making smart solar even greener

Green Circuits are a new carbonTRACK feature that represent a big step forward in automation for energy efficiency. Using green circuits will see you getting the most out of the solar you generate. Don’t rely on expensive grid power to run your home. Use the free energy your solar panels give you.

Go to our Green Circuits page to see how it works, and why it’s perfect for you.

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