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2023 Upgrade? Ways You Can Optimise Your Home’s Solar PV Now

If you have solar panels in Carlisle or the North East of England then we are almost certain you’ll be enjoying energy savings and a reduced carbon footprint. However, there are lots of ways that you can upgrade your solar package and reap even more benefits. Find out some of the best ways to optimise your solar PV below. 


Battery Storage 


It’s a hard pill to swallow, but if you have solar PV installed without a battery you might be losing some of the precious energy that your panels are producing. 


The Eco Experts report that without a battery you are likely to end up losing about 50% of the power your panels produce! This is because you have to use energy generated by your solar panels in real time, unless you can store it. 


By adding one or more batteries to your system, you can use more energy generated by your system in real time. You may also increase your chances of generating excess energy which can be sold back to the national grid through the Smart Export Scheme. 


Battery Storage is an excellent option for anyone who wants to decrease their dependance on the national grid and see further savings to their electricity bills.  


EV Car Chargers


Savvy homeowners are starting to realise that electric vehicles are the future of greener transport. If you own an electric vehicle, or plan on buying one soon, then getting a specialised charger installed at home is a great idea. 


For those that already have solar PV installed, they can reduce the carbon footprint of their homes even more with the addition of an EV car charger. 


Having solar panels and an EV charger installed at your home could increase its value too. Car leasing firm Rivervale Leasing suggests that roughly 76% of homes with an EV charger installed will have an increased property value as a result.  


Other add-ons to optimise solar panels


There are even more ways you can optimise your solar PV system to either maximise the ways you can use solar power or keep your panels in top condition. Here are just some examples: 


  • Optimisers. These do exactly what they say on the tin. Optimisers  can be added to one or more of your panels. They can mitigate the impacts of shading and help you to harness even more energy from your system, which leads to even more energy savings. 
  • Bird Guards. To keep your solar panels here for a good time and a long time, bird guards are an essential. These mesh wires prevent birds from nesting under your panels and therefore causing damage. 
  • Solar iBoost. When you utilise this add-on, you are able to use solar power generated by your panels to heat water in your home. This further decreases your dependence on the national grid allowing you to save even more on your energy bills. 

As you can see there are lots of ways you can optimise your solar panels to improve your financial situation and help the planet. If this article has inspired you to look into one or more of these upgrades, enquire with us today. Our experts will help you to choose the best ways to upgrade your solar PV system based on your home and lifestyle. To begin, you can call us on 0800 689 3415 or email sales@thriftenergy.co.uk for more information.

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