I’m Tom Hilton. I’m the commercial manager at Inspired Renewables.
I recently shared a client’s solar panel upgrade via a Facebook video, I want to share a bit more about this with you via our blog.
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“Combine Tesla Powerwall batteries with solar panels for improved efficiency”
This example, a customer has only 3 kilowatts of PV and he wants to increase that to his maximum limit, which is 4 kilowatts, which will really give this Tesla Powerwall battery that required limit that needs to perform to it optimum capacity.
PV are solar panels which you get fitted to your roof, which produce electricity via the suns rays, which you use throughout your house. In this case, the client doesn’t have an air source heat pump, so his electricity will be powering his electric car, his TV, kettle, lights, you name it.
Every domestic house has a limit set by UK power networks, which determines how many solar panels you’re allowed to put on your property, which directly relates to how much electricity you can export to the grid.
This customer at the time, because it was a few years ago, couldn’t afford to put on his 4 kilowatts, because there certainly would have just been too many panels at too high a price. He now wants to try and get as close as he can to his 4-kilowatt limit, so we’ve come along and assessed his roof space and managed to squeeze on another four panels, which will get him to his 4-kilowatt limit.
This addition gives him more electricity, in theory, to use during the day when the sun is shining, and because he is going to be getting a Tesla Powerwall battery, that means that the battery will be charged quicker, and then have more electricity saved at night for when he doesn’t have any solar energy. Obviously having solar PV on your roof, in terms of savings, he’s going to be saving money on his electricity bills.
By reaching his maximum amount of PV that he can get on the roof, he’s in theory maximising the amount of savings he’s going to make on his electrical bills.