Through the use of a web based portal business can remotely monitor and control specified circuits or appliances to ensure a predetermined energy budget is not exceeded. For example, if the monthly energy spend is approached then non-essential loads can be switched off automatically. For example an air-conditioner or a half a bank of car park lights during daytime. Of course this can be remotely over ruled. The Solar Powered Homes energy management platform can be connected to a solar PV system to switch loads on when there is excess solar PV production.
Time of Use metering (ToU) is a useful tool in an energy management arsenal. ToU metering allocated 3 different energy tariffs based on demand on the grid. With the use of timers to switch loads at off peak times our clients energy spend is dramatically reduced.