Getting free hot water whilst saving on your energy bills sounds like something that’s too good to be true, but thanks to an eddie solar power diverter it can become a reality.
An Introduction to the eddie Solar Power Diverter
What happens with the extra energy produced by Solar PV?
With a solar battery, this energy will be stored for use when the panels aren’t generating any energy (like at night time), otherwise, this surplus is sent straight to the National Grid. Furthermore, solar power diverters are like solar batteries in the sense that they allow you to use any extra energy but they do so in a very different way.
The device will be monitoring the electricity being generated by your system all the time and compares this against how much is being used by appliances in your home. At times when there’s an excess, it will divert this extra electricity to your immersion heater.
Let’s take a look at some of the benefits that a solar power diverter can bring to your home:
- Free hot water
- Save on your energy bills
- Export less energy to the National Grid
- Boiler won’t have to work as hard
- Buy less energy from your energy supplier
What exactly is an eddi?
Eddi is a solar power diverter, that can be used with grid-tied PV or wind turbine systems. Excess energy from the micro-generation system is used to heat water or rooms rather than exporting it to the grid.
This clever little piece of kit helps you to self-consume the green energy produced by your Solar PV system.
The eddi device acts as an automatic power controller that diverts surplus power to a designated area – normally a hot water tank’s immersion heater, to save energy and minimise your utility bills.
Add the My Energi Hub so you can use the My Energi app to monitor all your energy, boost your hot water or change any boost timers. If you have multiple My Energi devices (perhaps a Zappi to charge your car) then you can monitor and control them all from one app.
Works as a stand-alone product with any size array to heat your immersion heater, storage heater, underfloor heating, towel rail or electric radiator. All with surplus power from your solar panels.
Key Features of MyEnergi eddie:
- Module conversion efficiency 17.4%
- Supports two heaters (sequentially)
- Built-in programmable boost timer
- Integral bypass switch
- Wall mounting bracket for ease of installation
- Graphical back-lit LCD screen for ease of use