Go green, go smart, go solar! More than two million homeowners throughout Australia have rooftop solar panels, saving them hundreds of dollars a year on their energy bills. Have you taken advantage of solar power? GreenStar Technologies is a leading smart home integrator that installs smart home solar panels, home automation systems, and a wide range of smart home technologies.
In this blog, we’ll discuss the benefits of switching to solar power as well as having a sonnen battery storage system in your Melbourne home. Both are excellent ways to reduce your dependence on the electrical grid. In addition, they provide uninterrupted power for all your smart home products. Keep reading to learn how solar power is the perfect choice for your smart home.
The sun provides enough energy in one hour than the entire world consumes in a year. In one second, it generates 38,460 septillion watts. That’s a lot of energy! Unlike coal, natural gas, and oil (which are not renewable), solar power is a free source of green energy that isn’t going to deplete any time soon. By installing solar panels, you can capture a fraction of that free energy and put it to good use throughout your smart home.
Whether you want to go completely solar and disconnect from the grid, or you’d like to install a grid-tied system, either option saves you money in the long run. Best of all, you’ll be doing your part to reduce your dependence on fossil fuels. A solar panel system also works well with all your smart products. No changes need to be made to your smart home system for solar to work for you.
Just because you have smart home solar panels doesn’t mean you’ll have uninterrupted power. If the electric grid goes out or you have several cloudy days, you’ll need another source of power to keep the lights on. That’s where battery storage comes in. A charged sonnen battery can last several hours or even a day, depending on the model and your power usage.
Plus, these products are easier than ever to use, thanks to how seamlessly solar energy and batteries connect to your whole automation system. For example, if you’re trying to turn on your air conditioning when your batteries are full, you’ll get a notification from your automation system notifying you that you’re using stored energy.
The sonnenCore model provides emergency backup power for your smart home system and all your electrical devices – from the lights and Motorised blinds to your home entertainment system and security system. It has a split-second response time (0.4 seconds) to blackouts and power interruptions, so you may not even notice when the system has turned on.
All of sonnen’s products offer superior performance, consistent energy output, and zero carbon emissions. Backup power is essential for homeowners with smart homes and solar panel systems, because it also protects electronics from surge damages that result from power interruptions.
Are you interested in finding out more about a solar panel system or sonnen batteries? Call GreenStar Technologies at 1300 887 397 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a no-obligation consultation.