Bringing the Energy Transition to Your Home: How to Become Your Own Green Energy Provider

The world of energy is changing: PV systems are becoming increasingly common on roofs in cities and rural areas and are thus driving the energy transition forward. More and more people are thereby claiming their independence from electric utility companies and reducing energy costs in the home over the long term. Does this sound like exactly your thing — and do you have space on your roof or garage? See how it works.

As a PV system operator, you can make the shift from mere energy consumer to energy producer. Today, digital technologies make it possible for you to almost completely switch the energy supply in your home over to renewable energy. Plus, you decide when and for what purpose your self-generated electricity is used. With the Energy System Home you´ll find your individual solar solution to reduce your electricity costs and also enjoy a reliable supply at all times, even during power outages.

Generate solar power and use it effectively

Reduce your energy costs instantly and permanently: with a PV system, you begin generating your own electricity immediately. Ideally, you would use this on-site to do the laundry, wash the dishes, etc. This is called self-consumption. You feed the rest into your electric utility company’s grid for a fixed feed-in tariff. Since this feed-in tariff is now much lower than your power purchase price, it is definitely worth using as much solar power as possible yourself. After all, the better optimized your self-consumption at home, the less electricity you have to buy from the electric utility company. In the future, you will also be able to sell the solar power.

Benefits

  • Save up to 30% on energy costs
  • Protection against rising energy prices
  • Additional income from grid feed-in
  • Personal contribution to climate protection and conservation of resources

Store solar power and use it flexibly

Benefit from solar power even when the sun isn’t shining. The sun sometimes supplies more electricity than you currently need. In that case, you feed the surplus electricity into the utility grid for a feed-in tariff that is considerably lower than the current electricity prices.

Sometimes, however, solar power is not available — e.g., at night, when there is thick cloud or in the event of a grid failure. During the night or when the sky is cloudy, you have to draw expensive power from the utility grid. And, during power outages, nothing works anymore. This is not the case with a battery-storage system. It can keep solar power in reserve and make it available as required. Then you can increase the share of solar power that you consume yourself. This pays off in many ways, because you receive less money for feeding surplus electricity into the grid than you would have to pay for drawing electricity from the grid. And when your neighbors have another power outage, you will not be left sitting in the dark.

Benefits

  • Save up to 45% on energy costs
  • Consume more of your own solar power
  • Use free solar power even when your PV system is not producing any electricity
  • Enjoy a reliable supply, even in the event of a grid failure
  • Protection against rising energy prices

Manage home appliances intelligently

Systematic intelligent energy management: the ideal way is to use your home appliances such as the washing machine, dryer or dishwasher when sufficient solar power is available. This means that you use more self-generated solar power and do not have to purchase as much electricity from the utility grid. With the Sunny Home Manager, this is actually fully automatic. The intelligent energy manager combines all energy flows in your home to create a smart system and, if you require, can control them fully automatically. How does it work? It uses online weather forecasts and your individual consumption habits to produce daily yield forecasts. The intelligent energy manager therefore exactly knows in advance when a lot of solar power will be available — and automatically switches the washing machine on at the right time. It could hardly be smarter or more sustainable.

 

Benefits

  • Save up to 60% on energy costs
  • Increase self-consumption of solar power through intelligent energy management
  • Save money and live more greenly without sacrificing comfort or convenience
  • Intelligently combine all household loads

Refuel with solar power

Driven by the sun: if you have an electric car, it makes ecological and financial sense to charge it with solar power. After all, every kilowatt hour of solar power that you consume is power that you do not have to purchase from your electric utility company. The power is converted directly into kilometers — it could not be any easier, cleaner or more cost-effective. To do so, the intelligent energy manager combines your electric vehicle with all other loads to create one smart system. In this way, it is able to control generation and demand automatically ensuring that as much solar power as possible can also always be used for refueling. This is the energy transition for the road.

Benefits

  • Save up to 60% on energy costs
  • Consume more of your own solar power
  • Climate- and resource-friendly mobility — with no fossil fuels
  • Intelligently combine all household loads

Heat your home using solar power

Reduce your heating costs: you can even use the electricity from your PV system for heating if you connect a heat pump or heating element, for example. This also has a positive effect on your energy costs. For this purpose, prioritize operating the heat pump via the energy manager with the solar power that would otherwise be fed into the grid. You can make significant savings on heating and hot water costs using the thermal storage system. The energy manager uses online weather forecasts and your household’s own consumption analysis to create a yield forecast. This tells it exactly when surplus solar power will be available and when is the right time to fill the thermal storage system. Heating with solar power reduces the consumption of fossil fuels and considerably brings down your overall costs.

Benefits

  • Save up to 60% on energy costs
  • Increase self-consumption of solar power through intelligent energy management
  • Climate-friendly heating with no fossil fuels
  • Combine all household loads in a holistic system

The SMA Energy System Home

With the SMA Energy System Home, you can reduce your energy costs instantly and permanently — using the power of the sun. Your PV system enables you to generate free and environmentally friendly solar power. This makes you independent from your electric utility company and frustration at rising energy prices a thing of the past.

Anything is possible

SMA Energy Systems have a modular structure: In addition to hardware, it features convenient solutions for monitoring and controlling. You can start over in a new energy world by opting for a complete system straight away. Or you can start with a smaller solution and expand on this depending on your budget and requirements.

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