The wait is almost over!
With the release of our much anticipated SOLAR RELAY.
Our mission has always been to provide real solutions for the solar industry. We all know there is a problem in our networks because we are not consuming enough of the energy that roof top solar produces.
While feed in tariffs play a role in the payback of a solar system it is still in your best interest to ensure you consume the energy that your system produces to get the best value from your system.
As solar installers ourselves we are seeing tighter restrictions on just how much energy can be sent back to the network, and lower export limits are being imposed on local households. This means that it is crucial that you consume the energy that your system produces because once your export limit is reached the excess power just goes to waste and does not provide any financial benefit.
The Catch Solar Relay offers an Export Control feature this allows the Solar Relay to turn on any electrical load when your export limit is reached. This will allow you to export the maximum allowed energy and then turn on loads to consume the 'overflow' of energy.
On top of the export control features the Catch Solar Relay allows for you to determine when to turn on loads based on Voltage.
Voltage Control Mode
When your household needs are met by the solar you will start to export the excess energy. The issues with rooftop solar is it has to fight the intended direction of energy. To allow the system to export power your system has to push this energy backwards and fight the flow of energy. The more energy you export to the grid the harder you have to push and the higher peaks of voltage will be measured. In order to protect your inverter they are programmed to slow down when these voltages are to high, until they eventually turn off. The inverter will then turn back on and start to reboot. This all takes time and results in a loss of production from your system. The solution that the Solar relay offers is to switch on a large load when the voltages reach a certain threshold, this lowers the exported power and controls the voltage rises in a safe way and allows you to utelise your excess solar in a way that saves you money and ensures your system is always working at optimal levels.