With ever rising energy costs it makes a lot of sense to use excess power to produce hot water instead of just sending it to the grid.
(PRWEB UK) 2 November 2012
Most Micro-generation systems produce more power than can be used directly in the household with the result that the surplus is exported to the electricity distribution network. During the summer months PV installations in households which are unoccupied during the day could be exporting 80% or more of the energy generated. GEM automatically uses any surplus energy available to produce hot water instead of exporting it. This results in the use of less imported power for water heating and significant energy cost savings.
“The Apollo GEM Generated Energy Management system represents a significant innovation for owners of PV systems and other micro-generation technologies” reported Bob Morris, Apollo Solar Electric MD. “Previously the homeowner would have exported much of the locally generated power, only to buy in power later for water heating. GEM ensures that almost all of the generated power is used in the home, reducing imported power”
The GEM system is a cost effective energy saving solution with a typical payback of between two and three years. The system is simple to retro-fit to existing PV installations or to install with new PV systems.
With further energy price increases announced in the UK this week of over 10%, installing GEM makes a lot of sense for PV system owners, helping to insure against further inevitable fuel cost increases.
Apollo Solar Electric have been providing innovative energy management solutions since 2001 and with the introduction of the GEM product line we can offer a cost effective energy management solution for domestic micro-generation systems and solar PV installations in particular.
For further information visit http://www.apollosolarproducts.co.uk