Energy Smart Homes with SolarEdge

Technology is allowing easy access to energy smart homeowners looking to simplify air con, lighting, garage doors, blinds, appliances and more. A smart home has two fundamental elements: renewable energy efficiency through solar PV panels and home automation controlled through apps on devices such as iphones or ipads over the internet.

Driving future progress, SolarEdge are global leaders in smart energy technology including:

  • Solar panels and power optimisers
  • Inverters
  • Monitoring and automation

Renewable energy

It’s no secret that we are rapidly destroying the natural resources on our planet. To reverse this, we must find alternative solutions. One answer is the installation of solar PV panels which is already delivering remarkable results. Using the direct sunlight absorbed from the panels, the light is converted into energy that can be used to run typical home appliances.

The beauty of solar energy is that it’s a sustainable renewable energy source which never runs out or diminishes. Solar PV panels are installed on the roof of a home, they don’t damage the environment and above all, eradicate the need for local or foreign fossil fuels to generate electricity and in turn reduces pollutants contributing to global warming. No carbon footprints or emissions of greenhouse gases.

The energy that solar PV panels produce power the home comforts we take for granted, home comforts that we use every single day through a crucial energy source – electricity. Appliances such as heaters to keep us warm and air conditioners to keep us cool in hot weather. Lights, ovens and stove tops for cooking, coffee machines for a delicious latte, washing machines to keep our clothes clean, hair dryers to style our hair, charging the battery on our devices and so much more.

Hence installation of solar PV systems has grown exponentially in Australian over the last few years at unprecedented rates. Since August 2020 more than 2.53 million rooftop solar power systems have been installed across the country. In fact, Australia has one of the highest levels of take-up rates of solar globally, with more than 21% of Australian rooftops featuring a solar PV panel.

With this growth, technology has also advanced show-cased by SolarEdge’s power optimiser and inverter. The power optimiser ensures that if one individual panel stops working properly, it doesn’t affect the remaining array of panels from working or losing power. Meanwhile, an inverter is one of the most important elements of the solar power system. It converts the variable direct current (DC) output of a photovoltaic (PV) solar panel into alternating 240V current (AC). This AC electricity then can be fed into your home to operate your appliances. If you’re producing more electricity than you need, it can feed it back into the grid.

This delivers other welcomed benefits. In addition to being environmentally friendly, once up-front costs have been realised, there are substantial return-on-investment (ROI) to be made. These are estimated to be approximately 3-4 years for Sydney. This represents dramatic savings on household bills, significant cost-savings in the long term.

Home automation

Part of the impressive technology that comes with SolarEdge’s solar PV panels, power optimisers and inverters are the in-built monitoring systems. Each product has a monitoring program that tracks its performance and produces periodic reports. Features can be adjusted for optimal performance. The monitoring system also has a dashboard so its performance can be seen in real time and be controlled from anywhere.

Access the SolarEdge monitoring system from any device that is connected to WiFi, whether you’re standing in your home or located remotely. Every product is visible on the dashboard and as mentioned above, is being tracked to record its progress. Alerts for consumption levels can be set and ultimately, you have complete control over your Smart Home.

SolarEdge has an outstanding suite of integrated smart energy solutions to further maximise your energy efficient production and energy savings inside your state-of-the-art Smart Home.

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