Home Energy Monitoring and AuditsThe ability to monitor your household’s energy cycle puts you in charge.
Home Energy Monitoring
One of the great advantages of going solar as a household is the ability to monitor your solar PV system’s performance. Through a great range of performance and analysis tools you can track a variety of parameters in real time.
How much energy does your solar array produce right now, all day or all year?
How much electricity is your household consuming?
How much power is getting exported to the grid?
And if your system has an integrated battery bank, is the battery charging? Is it fully charged? Is it powering your home right now?
The ability to monitor your household’s energy cycle puts you in charge. You gain greater independence as you are able to analyze, manage and reduce your consumption, and therefore maximize savings on your electricity bill.
Many of our solar inverters already come with integrated monitoring platforms that are easy to use and offer a bunch of great features.
Home Energy Audits
Energy audits are a tool to analyze how our clients use energy in their home or business. It is a simple process where a GEM Energy consultant visits your property to install one or more smart meters to collect usage data. Over the next few weeks, we will then analyze the data which enables us to point out inefficiencies and propose what energy saving tools to implement.
This may include an upgrade to LED lighting or the installation of a Solar or Heat Pump Hot Water System. GEM Energy will also be able to recommend the most suitable size and type of solar system for your situation.
You may benefit most from a hybrid solar system with a battery bank which enables you to ‘Peak Shave,’ which means using electricity from your battery storage to power your home during peak times when electricity is the most expensive to buy.
Or you may live in a region with a generous Feed-in Tariff where your solar system will pay for itself by exporting excess energy to the grid.
In short, Energy Audits can form part of our consulting process to help us decide how our customers can achieve the most savings in electricity consumption and electricity bills.
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