What is load shifting and why is it one of the key reasons to install a Tesla Powerwall battery with your PV system? Let’s take a look at the benefits of energy load shifting and how this can be a great way to save money on your clean, sustainable energy sources.
If you are on a time-of-use energy plan then load shifting can help you make big savings on your utility bills. Additionally, if your energy consumption varies throughout the day, a Tesla Powerwall installation can help make your home more energy efficient. The concept of load shifting involves using your higher-energy consuming appliances during bright daylight hours with lots of sunshine. If previously you were using those appliances in the morning or at night, this will be the example of you shifting your electricity ‘load’.
This is potentially the best way for solar households to unlock the financial benefits of load shifting, which is certainly something to capitalise on. It’s estimated that one in five Australians now have solar panels on their roofs.
During peak demand times your electricity rate is more expensive. At these times the Powerwall will draw upon your low-cost stored solar energy, rather than rely on costly grid power. In addition to this, if your household energy usage is higher than normal the Powerwall can offset your energy use and ensure less reliance on the grid. All of this adds up to significantly lower utility bills as well as being more energy efficient, which is great for the planet and your pocket.
The Powerwall is a smart battery system. It works efficiently by optimising the times it charges and discharges energy, so your energy usage is as low-cost as possible.
The Powerwall is intuitive and learns to predict and adapt to energy forecasts. It will also learn when peak and off-peak periods take place, and anticipate how to get the most value out of both the grid system and your solar energy production by shifting your energy source around.
Our team at Sunstainable recommend the Powerwall over other battery systems. This is partly because although the upfront cost is an investment to begin with, the price is well justified as you begin making that money back when you begin using it. A solar energy system is not complete without a battery to store excess solar energy, and the Powerwall is the most intuitive and successful of the battery systems out there on the market.
The Powerwall can help you leverage your PV system so that you get the biggest financial benefit out of your solar panels – whether that means drawing upon stored energy when there’s low light conditions or managing the peak and off-peak charges of your grid energy.
Recently the Powerwall was shown to help reduce household energy costs to A$0.46c per day. When this is done right, the Powerwall can achieve impressive savings.
But financial savings are just one of the benefits of the Tesla Powerwall. If you are producing more energy than can be used or stored and then the Powerwall will revert to Backup Only Mode. Backup Only Mode will kick into action in the event of a power outage, to ensure continuous energy supply occurs without disruptions.
If you are now working from home because of the pandemic and you can’t afford power interruptions, or just want the peace of mind of reliable low-cost energy, then you should absolutely give the Tesla Powerwall a try.
Here at Sunstainable, we think reliable, clean sustainable energy is more important than ever and that everyone should be able to have access to these resources. Aside from the obvious financial benefits, the Powerwall will enable you to draw upon renewable energy around the clock, with the potential of going “off grid” should you decide to go down that route.Call us today to get started.