Excess solar power generated by a SolarEdge system can now be used to heat hot water at a quarter of the price of a solar hot water system. The SolarEdge Immersion Heater Device effectively turns a standard electric hot water tank into a solar tank.
Solar Hot Water from a PV System
Customers have long been asking for a solar power system that will heat their hot water rather than having to buy a separate solar hot water system. Heating water consumes the most electricity in the average home. Take this out of the equation and your bill drops immediately. A correctly sized solar power system will always produce excess electricity that will be exported to the grid for a pittance. The Immersion Device uses this electricity to heat your water. SolarEdge also has a range of inexpensive devices to power other appliances. Take a look at the video to see how they work.
The reduction in government rebates put solar hot water systems financially out of reach for many people. This initiative from SolarEdge has brought back cheap solar generated hot water and moved individuals a step closer to energy self-sufficiency. For further information and a quote Contact Us.
SolarEdge Immersion Heater Controller
The Immersion Heater Controller can direct excess solar energy produced during the day to the hot water boiler for free hot showers in the evening. It can easily be configured to heat water for a specific duration, in order to guarantee hot water by a pre-scheduled time. For example, heat water for 2 hours and be ready by 6 p.m. Electricity from the grid is used as a last resort, only if there is insufficient solar power.
Wall mounted and compatible with any SolarEdge inverter, the configuration is performed via SolarEdge’s monitoring app. You can turn it on using your smart phone.
The stored heated body of water is really another form of battery that is storing energy from the sun. This will be the cheapest home battery you will ever install! Automatically and wirelessly controlled by the SolarEdge inverter the immersion device fits into any SolarEdge system with or without a home battery.
Appliance Activation Devices
Devices can be fitted that can turn on other appliances around the home when there is excess solar power, like the pool pump or clothes dryer for example. These devices are not expensive and can save you money every day by turning your home into a ‘Smart Home’.
The order in which the devices are turned on is controlled by you and the SolarEdge app on your phone or monitoring portal.