Complete Site Control Better Customer Outcomes
Why Install CATCH Control?
There are many benefits of having consumption data at a site, it allows you to troubleshoot any queries the homeowner may have. It allows for you to honor generation guarantees and gives your customers better insight into how your customers use their energy.
Every Solar installer will agree there are three main challenges on a solar installation, they are:
Site load control
To date, these challenges have been handled by a suite of different products brought together with mixed outcomes. Some of these products have nothing to do with the renewable energy industry but have been made to fit. That is all a thing of the past.
CATCH Control Series was built by the industry, for the industry. You no longer need to think about:
"How do I control this inverter?"
"How do I switch these loads on at just the right moment?"
"How do I see what is going on?"
This can all be done with a CATCH CONTROL!
Export Limiting and Inverter Control
Site export limiting is increasingly becoming part of every solar installation. In many locations that export limiting means limiting exports to zero.
Traditionally, the hardware required for this job has been an energy meter. The role of the energy meter is to monitor the power flow on site and report that information back to the inverter.
CATCH Control is a bilingual device, it knows how to speak with many inverters, and the list is constantly growing.
Simply run two wires from CATCH Control device to your inverter, and you no longer need an energy meter.
The installation and configuration of CATCH Control is much simpler than an energy meter but offers all of the control expected from the DNSPs.
This is how simple it is to choose the energy meter, your wishing to emulate.
Turning loads on and off with the rise and fall of solar production is the primary tool used to maximise self consumption. Now the same device that is controlling your inverter can be controlling the site loads, no need for any other device.
CATCH Control Series not only control the site loads, but it controls them exactly the way you wished they could be controlled.
Imagine you have a load you wanted to run only when solar exports exceed 3kW, but if the load does not run for at least 3 hours during the solar day you want it to run later in the day...well all this is possible, and much, much more.
CATCH Control gives the flexibility and simplicity that you would expect from a product designed and built for the solar industry. CATCH Solar Relay can be programmed to switch based on exported power, voltage, frequency and time, or any combination of these.
With our standard 5-year warranty, no other company in the Australian market has offered this level of control and backing for the renewable energy industry.
Solar customers are happiest when they can see their solar production, and energy consumption. CATCH Control provides this.
CATCH Control is in control of the inverter and many of the loads, which means it is able to send detailed information back to the inverter's very own monitoring platform, providing detailed, real-time data that your customers can use to better manage energy consumption patterns.
There is no additional hardware needed for the monitoring. If you install CATCH Control and connect it to the inverter, you get the real-time data on your inverters monitoring platform with no extra work.
There are many benefits to having the whole picture of your household usage, and there are even greater benefits to having LIVE data about your home. Watch the video for a tour of "The Monocle" and read on to see how it can benefit you.
Your solar will offset your general household usage first, such as your dishwasher, computer and general 'stand by' appliances.
Larger loads like kettles, dryers, and air conditioning units, are a little more complicated. Even though you may be generating solar, the full load may not fit completely under the solar curve and may use some mains power to support the load.
Any surplus solar will be sent to the grid for a 'Feed in Tariff'. CATCH Solar Relay aim's to 'shift' loads to fit under the solar curve in the most efficient way, to use more of the solar that is being produced.
The difference between running a load inside the solar curve and exporting to the grid can be as much as a $0.20 cents savings if not more, depending on your energy plan.
CATCH Control Series
CATCH Power are committed to connecting our homeowners with quality installers. We often get asked for installers for every point of an installation. With new systems and retrofitting our products. We have an extensive data base and can try to put you in touch with an experienced installer in your area!