ARE YOU MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR SOLAR PANELS?
Solar is a smart investment, but high grid voltage can drag down the performance of your panels, resulting in extra costs and lower savings. Without visibility of how your system is performing, you could be missing out on significant savings.
Reduced energy consumption
EdgeIQ gives you full visibility of how your solar panels are performing, reduces your energy consumption and improves your carbon footprint.
—— Energy usage
•••••• Energy usage w/EdgeIQ
—— Solar harvest
•••••• Solar harvest w/EdgeIQ
Average customer's energy usage over one day.
Solar inverters can disconnect if grid voltage goes above 254V
Networks deliver voltages as high as 270V
Household appliances need only 225V
High penetration and concentration of residential solar installations has increased the overall voltage level across the Network. High voltages force your appliances to consume more electricity than they need to run, resulting in expensive bills. Running high voltages into your home also means you need to use more of your solar power to supply your own needs, leaving less solar power to sell back to the grid.
If grid voltages are running higher than 250 volts, your overall solar benefits will be decreased by up to 15%.
High electricity bills
Appliances take in much more power than they need to run
Solar harvest is reduced
by up to 15% and inverters automatically disconnect if voltage goes above 254 volts
Appliances burn out and inverter lifespan is reduced
IMPACTS OF HIGH VOLTAGE
EdgeIQ reduces the voltage into your home
Excess solar energy is exported back to the grid
EdgeIQ reduces the voltage running into your home to a steady 225 volts. This allows your appliances to take in only the amount of power they need to run, and increases your solar harvest by up to 15%.
Low electricity bills
Appliances take in only the power they need to run, which instantly reduces your consumption
You don’t have to change your usage behaviour at all
Solar harvest is increased by up to 15%, giving you more electricity to sell back to the grid
Manages voltage lock-out
Reduces over voltage problems
Smart and interactive
Panel performance and energy usage is monitored in real-time through a simple customer interface
Appliances and inverters are protected from damaging voltage spikes (up to 10,000 volts)
BENEFITS OF EDGEIQ
HOW WE'VE HELPED PEOPLE
"We are relieved to know that, whatever happens to grid voltage in the future, the EdgeIQ is there to protect and optimise our solar investment, and ensure everything runs at maximum efficiency.”
- Rob, Gippsland
VOLTAGE MANAGEMENT CASE STUDY
- 257 V
- 200 V
- 257 V
- 200 V
High grid voltages (above 257 volts) caused Rob's solar and battery system to disconnect for five days every week! We installed EdgeIQ and reduced the grid voltage coming into Rob’s home to a steady 220 volts, ensuring that Rob could generate energy whenever the sun was out and receive the full benefits of his solar investment.