A Hot Water Association study shows that 57% of a home’s water heating can be covered simply by diverting excess solar PV generation at the property. The study just released is the first of its kind, matching the profile of residential hot water usage with an assumption of 50% excess pv power generation that would otherwise be exported to the national grid.
This confirms what many of our customers have already calculated; that using Solar iBoost cuts the water heating portion of their heating bills by half or more. The benefits vary around occupancy of the home during the daytime and many other factors but over 47,000 homes are already fitted with Solar iBoosts, the UK’s best selling PV energy diversion device.
With Feed in Tariffs at an all time low self consumption of PV generation is crucial for economic viability of a PV installation. A fact that Heatrae Sadia have identified and have launched their Megaflo PV Ready cylinder range with a built in Solar iBoost.