Solar iBoost diverts excess power normally destined to the grid, to your existing immersion element, essentially giving you free hot water from your Solar PV array
How does Solar iBoost work?
Solar iBoost detects when excess energy is being exported to the grid and measures it.
The main unit receives this information from the Sender and releases the equivalent level of energy (less a small reserve) to the immersion heater.
As the exported levels adjust in line with home consumption the Solar iBoost adjusts the levels delivered for water heating ensuring that only excess energy is used.
Is my home suitable for Solar iBoost?
You may be out for periods during the daytime and generate more than is needed to cover the standby of all your appliances OR even at home during the day but rarely consuming energy up to the peak output of the Solar PV array.
Whenever you are exporting more than 100W you could be storing that excess energy into your hot water tank and saving even more money.
Even if you have an export meter, the savings possible on water heating may be greater than the export rate paid by the electricity companies.
Using a single clamp installed at the household meter ,the sender transmits vital export energy information to the solar iboost
Solar i boost activates when excess energy is available, controlling the flow of energy to the immersion in proportion to export levels
Water is heated over the course of the day using the free solar energy at your home, saving you money in the process
Will Solar iBoost affect my Feed-in tariff?
Solar iBoost doesn’t affect your feed-in tariff. As most export tariff contracts are based on deemed energy usage rather than actually metered self consumption is most beneficial. Solar iBoost enables you to usefully and automatically consume any excess energy generated rather than export it. Even with an export meter the benefits of Solar iBoost can still easily outweigh rising energy costs.