Property type: Family home in Ponsonby / System size: 3kWh Enphase system.
Simon contacted iGenerate to find out how he could reduce his family’s energy bills and make the most of the roof on the family home in Ponsonby, Auckland.
Simon’s annual power bills were over $2,500. They had increased over the years due to rising power costs and increased pool usage. He wanted to understand how solar could insure against the ongoing increases in utility bills.
iGenerate assessed Simon’s energy consumption and household usage. We recommended a 3 KWh system that would generate 15 kWh per day. The roof on Simon’s house has a flat pitch. iGenerate installed the panels on tilts for optimum solar performance.
The system we installed included Canadian Panels and the Enphase Envoy-S Metered communications gateway. Simon receives data on the app that shows him how much power he is generating and using each day.
We also helped Simon make the most of the ‘generation’ hours in the day by shifting some of the load to the sunshine hours including changing the pool pump to operate from 10- 4.
Simon is now saving money on monthly bills and find the app a simple and easy way to understand how he can optimise his solar energy.
“The process of installing solar panels on the roof was interesting and really easy. I love the idea of making my own power for my own use and feeding it onto the grid. The online production and consumption graphics are fantastic too.”