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Posted By: bot de paillehttp://www.britishgas.co.uk/business/products-and-services/energy-management/smart-metering.html
Posted By: Seretbut I wouldn't be surprised to see it come from out of left field either.
Posted By: Seretthere's a huge gap in the market for a practical home storage system for on-grid PV
Posted By: Seretstoring your excess electricity as heat
Posted By: fostertomPosted By: Seretstoring your excess electricity as heatElectric (night store) Aga
Posted By: SeretThe pricing structure implies minimising your export
Posted By: SeretUntil then, storing your excess electricity as heat seems like the simplest and most economic solution for a homeowner.
Ethical issues aside, unless those factors combine to produce a realistic payback for the "maximisation" process, the most economic solution is to be happy with the generous FIT and let the excess out into the grid...
Posted By: SeretDumping the power into an existing immersion heater can satisfy all of that for about £100, so the break-even point would seem to be at about 2500kWh compared to gas or 800kWh compared to electric.
Posted By: skyewrightWith just a standard immersion as the dump (and without spending extra on 110V transformers, etc.) isn't maximisation only available when generation is above houseload + 3kW, squeezing the annual potential yield notably?
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