excess solar into
Increase your self consumption by up to 30%
was built for the average working family like you!
The History of Feed in Tariffs
When feed in tariffs dramatically dropped from $0.60 to $0.08 in NSW (2016), we had many complaints from our solar customers thinking all of a sudden, their solar was not working.
Upon inspection we could see just how pivotal
self-consumption was to the end users, and solely sending excess solar back to the grid was no longer a feasible approach to combating electricity bills.
Fast forward seven years the story remains the same. Self-consumption is key to a profitable solar system!
Our Green customers save on average over $300 per year on hot water heating costs.
"Thanks to Catch Power last quarter our hot water heating costs were under $1! As a family of four this is a significant saving as we usually pay upwards of $100 a quarter" *****
CATCH Power offers the ability to increase your self-consumption by 20-30% (depending on individual household usages) and for the fraction of the price of a battery. In most cases offering a payback in as little as 2.5 - 3 years.
How is this possible?
Well, the truth is you already have the ability to store all this excess energy within your home without the need for costly batteries, and the solution lies in your humble Electric Hot Water system.
In most cases the single highest load within the home is the electrical hot water system, with the average family using anywhere between 6 -10 kWh's a day to heat their hot water. In most cases this is offered at an 'off peak' rate, like all electricity prices it continues to rise each year, and we often see customers paying upwards of $1 a day for their hot water heating.
Don't let this scare you off and think about removing your electric system to save on costs because this is where CATCH Power comes in. CATCH is a small device that sits in your meter box and detects whenever there is excess energy about to 'leave' the property. It then redirects this energy into your hot water system, essentially giving you 'Free' hot water from your solar, turning your normal solar system into a system that not only provides you savings during the day but also a solar hot water system, storing this excess energy in the form of hot water for around the clock usage.
When solar is installed, your household needs will always be offset first, with any remaining energy being sent to the grid for a feed in tariff.
Electric Hot Water sits outside of the normal solar window and without the ability to shift this load, it will always come from mains power - often coal powered.
Green CATCH includes a CT, this allows for Green to constantly monitor your households export and make smarter decisions on how you use this energy.
Once CATCH Green detects 500w's of surplus solar, it will send this available energy to the hot water tank. Generally offsetting 90-95% of your hot water needs.
If there isn't enough surplus solar, maybe due to poor weather, Green CATCH allows for your Off-Peak to help supplement the load, using the cheaper available tariffs.
With multiple programmable algorithms, Green CATCH is always trying to deliver hot water at the cheapest rate possible. In times of bad weather, or the cooler months where solar production is at a low, CATCH offers boosting capabilities so your hot water will be supplemented from the off-peak tariff if there is not enough solar during this period.