Okay, so we’re back at your property. We just thought we were filming a boiler video today. And we thought we got to catch up on how your solar was performing. Obviously, we’re launching solar on the platform that would be coming. So then the q1 2023, you’ve been doing some testing of some product for us. And you’ve been sort of helping us guide us through that journey. And we’re just keen to see, last time we came, it was summer, super sunny, you were getting lots of generation. And now we are in November.
And we just wanted to know, have you seen a significant dip with the shorter days? How does that affect how much energy you get back at nighttime? Do your batteries take longer to charge? Are you exporting less? And our view? You know, are you getting less back off the energy companies really? So it was just quick catch up on that, see if any system updates as well?
Yeah, so we’ve seen a massive drop now, obviously, is colder weather, shorter days, last month or October, we still generated 555 kilowatt hours, which is still I would say, amazing. So that’s going to be a massive reduction on us bills, our direct debit at the moment is still only one pound per month. That’s actually for the gas and electric, because we was around 250 pound or 300 pound in credit. And then because of government support, we’re getting them 66 pounds, they’re going through bill.
So then 66 pounds are about covering the costs at the minute. So we’re still in credit about the same, right. So at the minute, I’ve not paid any energy bills this year at all. So from last December to now, we’ve actually taken money off. But I’ve got quite a big system. Yeah. So we will actually use as well, batteries. We could adapt this now. So I could change my tariff and I could buy from the grid at a cheaper rate. haven’t changed my tariffs yet. I could do that. And then again, I would would would do even better out of it.
But at the moment, because we’re only paying one pound a month for direct debit. And it’s not costing us anything at all. It’s just worth it. What we’re generating minute
111 size one,so we’re still generating over one kilowatt at the minute now. And it’s still spinning around in your hands won’t be pulling more than a kilowatt now. No, so it pulls about naught point one, when, when there’s when there’s not much in yield. So like your fridge and things like that.
Yeah, once we’ve put we’ve got an SLC pump, once we put that on, that pulls about three kilowatts. So that that takes a lot, that does take a lot of energy. With regards to batteries. As you can see at the minutes, it’s not the best here to there. And we will have full on these batteries. That ones that something quite awful there, but they’re set to charge from whatever charging from the sun from the daylight if you like really. So that because the days are shot, and now the batteries are not fully charging. The may get near nearly Tuffle. But they’re not. They’re not getting. They’re not getting full, but there’s still be enough charge in those batteries to run your house until the next Amazon comes out.
Not quite. Not quite now it’s not quite as good as it was obviously when it was sunny, and it will longer days, we had far too much energy. But then we were selling it back to the grid. So we were getting credit. Yeah, on our on our bills. We did take some money off. But then now we’re not quite generating enough to do everything we need. But it’s still reducing our bills dramatically.
I think the way to look at it as well as if you aggregate it over the year. Absolutely. So the energy companies when they take your direct debit, they don’t generally take a higher diet debit in winter and a lower one in summer.
They just aggregate the cost across the year and keep a little bit for themselves. With solar. You sort of need to do your own version of that which will be you know, in summer you’ll generate lots of electricity. You may export to the grid. You will not use any from the grid your batteries will be charged you could charge your car from it. And that over performs. And in winter, it slightly underperforms or underperforms but across the year yeah. Europe. So when people it’s I think that’s key, isn’t it like when you do your payback analysis on when this system is going to pay back? If you took one month in isolation, that wouldn’t be representative of the actual payback.
Because if you were in June, and it was cracking the flags, and you were really producing a lot of electricity, your payback might look like two years. Whereas if you’re on the worst day in winter, it could look like 20 years. So you’ve got to take the average, factor that in and that’ll work out your payback for it. There’s lots of software does that as well. So we’re trialing some different types of software now where consumers can get a quote for their system and their installation.
You can also put your energy tariffs in as it is now And it’ll work out your savings and what the cost but payback period would be on that. You mentioned before your batteries, you’ve got to the 8.5. Now to these are 8.2 kilowatt hours each. So you’ve got 16.4 kilowatt hours of battery, and you’re changing these. Yeah, I’m gonna swap these out, we’re gonna put some bigger batteries in just as a test and to see how they perform. Yeah, just to see how big of batteries do. Yeah, because there’s some new improved batteries now, if you like, I’m gonna take these ones out and put the new ones in. Yeah, just because I can really Yeah, it’s just yeah, obviously for customer and then use that wouldn’t you wouldn’t do that?
No, because it’s important to size your batteries for your demand as well, isn’t it? So? Again, going back to the software piece, you know, some of the questions that we’ll be asking are, when you in the property, how many haven’t seen the property. And that’ll give you an idea on what sort of battery to pick, because there’s no point spending a lot of money on 20 kilowatts worth of energy storage, if you only actually need five or six. And there’s a range of batteries and different options available. So it’d be good to get the feedback on that.
Maybe we should catch up again, in a couple of months, once we’re into sort of deep winter in January, February, see how the system’s performing and get an idea on the savings you’ve made across sort of, you know, the most challenging period for a PV array? Yeah, because we did it in summer. And it was all great, and it was rosy, we want to make sure we look at it in winter, because this is what customers are going to experience when they’re having these products installed. https://guateclasifica2.com/author/vasebirch2/
But whichever way it’s a common question people ask when you say, oh, it’s amazing. It’s doing really good, good, sir. Well, what’s it going to be like in winter? Well, the truth is what we’re looking at it over a 12 month period. Yeah, so it’s not, it’s amazing, it’s summer. And it’s really been a winner over the 12 months, X amount of hospitals, which I think will probably be cost neutral, to be honest enough, it will open a metric. Yeah. And then when you take into consideration that without these renewable technologies in your property, you won’t have the savings that are available as in like, if you didn’t have these products, now, you will just be buying energy at whatever price it’s set. I know that some support there now from the government, that’s not going to be there forever. https://hoidap.nhanhnhat.net/user/vaseblow7
And whoever we meet, whoever we have discussions about the energy transition, there’s one common denominator and that is energy is only ever going to go one way. And that is all. So installing these technologies. Now. Even now, if your break point where your cost neutral energy, if those prices keep rising, as they are predicted to, you will find yourself in a position where you will only ever get better.
Obviously, it’s important to make sure you install good products, which are our testing different products, and that they’re suitable for your home, the array needs to be suitable, the battery needs to be suitable. And we want to be very transparent with the learnings from your system and different systems that we’ve got on test at the moment about how and what and how would you expect it to perform? And when would you expect it to underperform? And again, look at that aggregated position across a year. So they will definitely do that in January, come back and have a look in February and then see are you getting on it? https://pmu.pmlearningsolutions.com/forums/users/wrenwoman0/
From my point of view with these? I couldn’t recommend them enough. Having having solar panels and having batteries. I think it’s a no brainer. And definitely man I spent my own money buying this didn’t get any support from anybody, no sponsors on it. https://www.trainingpedralbes.es/forums/users/ruthcrib3/
Put my own money. What I spend that money again? Absolutely. It’s probably one of the best investments I’ve ever made, to be honest. Yeah. And as I’m getting older, and we’ll have less income coming in, we won’t have as much going out and then as your bills. So for me it’s Yeah, because once the assets paid back, then you’re in pure credit. Yeah, especially if those prices keep on rising. You’ve got an electric car as well. So you run the system off the car.
So when you start factoring in fuel savings, compared to if you look at it as a whole picture. Yeah, it’s a very effective solution. I know you’ve got the zappy car charger. We’re gonna take another quick look at that in a moment as well. Just get your thoughts on that as a product. They’ve just released a battery as well, an inverter called the Libby it was at a solar convention. So they’ve got some really exciting products. I think you’ve got the Harvey as well, haven’t you?
Yeah. Which is the energy management one, and then they do the ad, I think is that for the cylinder. So nice range of products on them as well. That’s another option that we’re looking at. So yeah, just a quick update on it. Obviously good to get some ongoing feedback. There’s lots of cars driving past we can’t do anything about that because your systems in the garbage. Just a quick video to show you how Alan’s system performing in winter. So we’ll do another video once the conditions are again against the system, see how it’s performing. And we’ll report back from there. Cheers.
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