A home battery makes you smarter than 'the smart meter'
The electricity rates vary daily. The main part of an energy bill are the taxes, and you’re almost punished for having solar panels. So it’s time to start using your own energy directly and to store any surplus energy..
Be smarter than 'the smart meter'
Therefore it’s important to use the energy generated by solar panels or through any other way, immediately and directly. Unfortunately, the sun only shines during the daytime; thus mostly on moments on which the energy consumption usually is low. That’s why a home battery is the perfect solution. The energy generated during the day is simply stored to be used at a later moment. So at the right time, you can enjoy the free and green energy you generated, instead of first giving it away to the public grid almost for free, and later retrieving it at a rate that has tripled.
If you would like to install solar panels, please also consider getting a battery.
Peak shaving through a home battery
An additional advantage of a home battery will become effective after the application of the so-called capacity rate. From 2022 on, the grid operator will charge a higher rate for peak consumption periods. Families cooking after work and/or using their washing machine and dryer even in off-peak hours, will generate a peak load. Such peak moments will be charged rather highly. Consumers with a home battery will again have an advantage because with their peak shaving they can spread their usage and as such, avoid peaks.
At any time of the day, you can check how much energy you generate, how much you’re using at that exact moment, how much you store in the battery, etc. All of this nicely represented in a chart. .
Clarity at last. No small print and no hidden numbers.
No power failures
YouPower can separately connect your main systems and equipment to the battery. In case of power failure of the public power grid, your household doesn’t come to a standstill. An independent control system makes sure that your energy supply is not interrupted in the event of power shortage or failure, thanks to the direct consumption of solar energy and the battery storage.
No prosumer rate
Combined with the “smart” meter, you no longer pay the prosumer rate! This easily saves you up to 900 euro per year if you have a 10 kW installation.
This charger/discharger is the installation’s heart, and it will always use the cheapest energy source first. When the sun is shining, you use directly from the sun. Any surplus energy is stored in the battery. No or little generated solar energy? Use the energy stored in the battery. Moreover, the battery is fully activated when it’s cloudy and the consumption is higher than the solar energy production. Also in those cases, the battery is activated.