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Spring into Solar - 4 tips to optimising your solar system

In the hotter months, it's time to make sure you get the most out of your solar panels to maximise energy bill savings.

By Carly Nichols

31 August 2020

To help you get the most out of your solar system in spring, here are 4 quick tips:

Tip 1: Install a battery:
To maximise the benefits of your solar system. A battery stores energy generated during the day, allowing you to use this energy at night. If you would like a quote, head to the Brighte Marketplace.

Tip 2: Organise a clean of your solar panels:
As your system is connected to an active electrical current, you will need a professional to be able to safely disconnect the system, access your roof using safe height practices and reconnect your system after the cleaning is completed. While the electrician is cleaning the panels, they can also check the panels for any cracks.

Tip 3: Time your appliances:
Use your appliances during the off-peak electricity times, which are typically at night or on the weekend. For instance, if you power your washing machine on the weekend during the day, you will be using the energy provided by your solar panels and, if required, the energy from your retailer at a reduced rate.

Tip 4: Reduce shadows:
Shadows from tree’s or fallen leaves on your solar panels can reduce your energy output. You can clear up the leaves, trim back the tree’s and make sure no other objects are casting shade on your roof.

Check-in with your energy provider to find out when their off-peak times are and how much you could save using your appliances at these times.

Any more tips? Let us know!

The information provided in this article is general in nature and does not constitute advice. Please consider your own personal circumstances prior to making any decisions.