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!
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.