Vicky and her family installed a 5kW PV solar system. Her electricity bills however, hardly changed. She was frustrated and didn’t know what to do.
What she did
Vicky used carbonTRACK to monitor her solar system’s performance and verify her electricity bills. carbonTRACK helped her identify when excess solar was being produced.
Vicky began controlling and minimising the cost of running her electric hot water system by setting up automatic schedules to switch it on and off so she was only heating water for when she needed it. She also used carbonTRACK to run appliances during the day to ultilise the solar electricity she was wasting.
Before carbonTRACK we didn’t know what we were producing or using. It was so disappointing and frustrating!
Vicky and her family increased their solar energy consumption by 12%. They improved their energy efficiency and reduced their overall daily energy consumption from 31 kWh to 19 kWh – a reduction of 45%!