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WINTER LOAD SHIFTING – not like this truck in the photo 🙂load truck
 
Now we are fast approaching the shortest day of the year. Many of our SOLAR STORAGE customers are taking advantage of load shifting, while the sun is resting.
 
It’s a simple concept:
CHARGE the battery bank from the grid at ‘off-peak’ rates… CONSUME that energy during the ‘peak’ afternoon and evening rates.
In some cases you can be ahead by 500% with ‘off-peak’ costing $0.10 per kWh and peak costing $0.50 per kWh.
 
We find the AlphaESS Solar Storage system a good way to achieve this….
 
See below a live system from this week, green is the battery SOC (State Of Charge) and brown the grid consumption. You can see here the battery discharged during the afternoon peak.Capture

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