June 14, 2018

Solar Panel Accessories You Should Know About

Being part of the solar energy movement is great, isn’t it? That feeling that you’re part of something that is always moving, progressing at a quicker speed to give the world a greener future? We’re all about that.

Because we want you – our customer – to feel the same, and to get the most out of your system, we want to talk about some of the fantastic products that are available to use alongside our solar panels.

Did you know, for example, that you can get batteries that store excess electricity throughout the day so you can use it at night?

There’s more where that came from. Here are the solar panel accessories you need to know about.

Eco7 Smart Charge

The Eco7 Smart Charge is a simple solution to one of solar’s most long-standing issues. What this product does is allow batteries to charge during the time of off-peak tariff. Because most meters measure both on-peak and off-peak tariffs, the electricity stored from the grid passes straight back through your generation meter and shows as increased usage.

Now, with the Feed-in Tariff, this would usually mean more money in your pocket, right? Wrong: in this scenario, providers of the FiT are alerted to the additional energy and could potentially halt your FiT payments.

These Eco7 products are made so that you can top up your charge from the low-rate Economy 7 tariffs – i.e. late at night. You won’t lose out on FiT payments, either.

Modules

When we say ‘modules’, we’re referring to the panels themselves. Because the panels come in endless shapes, sizes, and materials – all according to the specs of the property – we provide three different categories of modules. You can learn more about them here.

Sun Power

As a business, the folks at Sun Power are leaders of the residential, commercial, and utility solar energy markets, and the company has more than 200 patents for solar energy technology. We trust their products because of the amount of research and cutting-edge technology that goes into each and every one of them.

Evolution Max

The Evolution Max solar modules are extremely durable: tested against the elements, they consistently perform to a high standard and are even resistant against corrosion.

With a lifetime warranty and fantastic cell efficiency levels (21.7%), these modules are built to last.

Evolution Ultra Smart

Just as robust as the Evolution Max but with a smarter monitoring system, the Evolution Ultra Smart modules make your system that bit more cutting-edge.

Inverters

Solar inverters are integral to your system, and you cannot go without one. Their primary task is to convert the direct current (DC) of a photovoltaic panel into an alternating current (AC) – only the AC current is compatible with the commercial grid or an off-grid local network.

You can learn more about our inverter products here.

We provide SolaX inverters as well as Tigo inverters – both of which give you peace of mind that your system is optimised for the modern-day commercial grid network.

Battery Solutions

Provided by SolaX, our storage solutions are one of solar technology’s crowning achievements, letting you store more electricity than you use throughout the day so that you can use it at night. This way, you won’t have to rely on the national grid and you can be green 24/7.

You can learn more by visiting our Battery Storage Solutions page.

Boiler Controllers

If you have a boiler system and are conscious about how much energy you’re using, one of our boiler controllers would be perfect. Our Dr. Boiler systems help you monitor your usage with intuitive controls and high-quality design.

Using these controllers can save you up to 20% on your gas bill! Learn more here.

Mounting Systems

Like modules, mounting systems are integral to the infrastructure of your system. They give your panels a sturdy, reliable platform. Exclusive to us, the Blackline mounting systems are state-of-the-art products, built from anodised aluminium, and with a 25-year guarantee.

To find out more, visit our Mounting Systems page.

Hot-Water Controllers

Our hot-water controllers work alongside your solar panels, using the energy generated from your system to heat up the water. They’re easy to use, and they give you full insight into your usage.

You’ll also get full compatibility between your immersion heater and your solar panel system: our hot-water controllers bring them together in perfect harmony.

Learn more about them here.

Voltage Optimisers

With our voltage optimisers, you can control the incoming voltage to get the right power for your home or business. You’ll use as much energy as you need: no more, no less.

You can learn more about our voltage optimisers here.

Monitoring Systems

With an intuitive dashboard and supporting Apple and Android apps, our OWL monitoring systems give you complete insight into how much energy you use. You’ll learn much more about your usage habits.

Find out more by taking a look at our Monitoring Systems page.

Get the most from your system

Each of our products helps you to maximise your cost-saving potential while boosting the health of the environment. Getting solar panels installed onto your property is an investment, we know – it makes sense to capitalise on your investment, right?

Talk to a member of our expert team; we’re more than happy to talk you through these products. Call us on 0800 112 3110 or fill out an enquiry form here.