With Blue CATCH you can control how and when your hot water is heated.
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All CATCH Power Energy diverting products are smart, however the Blue CATCH contains an advanced algorithm that learns your power usage profile AND uses the latest weather forecasts to get the most out of your solar system.
CATCH Power is the latest technology in hot water heating. The idea was conceived in Australia; the product was designed in Australia, and it is manufactured in Australia! CATCH Power has been designed from the ground up to handle the harsh Australian conditions.
The CATCH Control Panel allows you to control how your water is heated
Heat your hot water right now.
Tell it to heat when the off peak power becomes available.
Or you can tell it to only use solar power.
But the most important thing about the CATCH controls is, if you choose to do nothing, CATCH will always make the best decision for you.
The CATCH controls are shown below:
You get to take control of your energy usage habits.
One of the hardest things about saving money on electricity is knowing when and how your energy is being used. When you install Blue CATCH you have access to this information.
Below is an example of the types of information available to you in the CATCH Power control panel.
It is important to understand that what you are looking at is live data. Sometime the data will not look like you would expect and that is because with Blue CATCH you have total control over your hot water heating, so if you want to turn your hot water on mains for a full day you can; or alternatively you may decide to always use off peak when its available…all of this is possible and our customers will sometimes choose to do this.
Most people however, will choose to let CATCH make all the decisions. The graph below shows you how the data looks when CATCH is in control. Check out the labels below so you can make sense of the graph above.
We think CATCH is the smartest Solar Hot water product on the market, and so do our customers…
“Great little product, helps us to use most of our energy production..still not sure how it works though”Caroline Atkins
What Caroline is trying to say is ensuring a consistent supply of hot water to your home using power from the sun is very complicated…CATCH makes the challenge easy.
The three most important pieces of information for CATCH are:
The size of your PV system.
How much hot water the house uses each day.
How much household load is used each day.
This next piece is really important:
It is also easy to see by looking at the graph, this home is a very large consumer of hot water, in fact most of the solar power is used to heat the hot water (nearly 20 kWh of energy). This is really important to know because it means if we have even 1 day of cloudy weather this family will run out of hot water. It also means this family is likely to run out of hot water on a bright sunny day in winter because there isn’t enough power from the sun to do the job.
As anybody who owns other types of solar hot water will tell you, they need to intervene all the time, if it looks like bad weather is coming or its winter they will need to supplement the energy by boosting the hot water using grid power.
We call CATCH the smartest Solar Hot water system for good reason.. just like we just did, CATCH looks at all of this information and can determine the best course of action; CATCH knows this family has a 5kW solar array, and most of it is available for hot water heating. CATCH also knows this family uses a lot of hot water.
There is one more piece of information missing… the weather! After all, the amount of solar energy generated is dictated by the sun. If there is a cloudy day there is very little energy produced. CATCH uses weather forecasting data for your local area to make a prediction about how much solar energy will be available tomorrow to heat your hot water.
With all of this information at its fingertips CATCH Power will predict if it has enough solar energy to heat all of your hot water tomorrow. If the answer to that question is NO, then CATCH will call on the next cheapest source of power to help. That maybe Controlled Load (off-peak) tariff or simply choosing to heat the hot water late at night when the electricity is cheapest (Time of Use tariff).
As If things were not complicated enough… Everything we have just talked about changes daily… Hot water consumption goes up and down with the seasons and for other reasons (like family visiting). The amount of available solar for the hot water is also changing all the time..sometimes because of the weather and other times because more electricity is being used in the house.
CATCH handles all of it!
CATCH is always learning and adapting to the changing environment that it operates in and almost best of all CATCH if owned and manufactured in Australia.