Seeing is believing

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Green Energy Options is releasing a new touchscreen display and personalised online service – energynote.

The Chorus PV allows homeowners to see PV generation levels and electricity use on one screen. The same information is available on smart phones and other web-enabled devices.

Energynote collects the data wirelessly and presents it in easy-to-read snippets to educate the system owner on how to use electricity more efficiently by comparing the level of electricity being used with what is being generated. The trick, according to geo, is to match these two together.

Patrick Caiger-Smith, chief executive officer at geo, said:  “As a solar panel owner myself it’s been fascinating seeing how much we can learn from the Chorus PV. I thought we knew all the answers already but by checking with the display how much surplus power we’re generating we’ve managed to shift a lot of appliance use to the sunny part of the day with the confidence that it’s not also importing electricity at a high tariff rate. This is impossible to establish without a clever system like the Chorus. As a result, almost every day we earn more from the feed in tariff than we spend on electricity. It’s great to be able to announce that the Chorus PV and energynote online service goes on sale at the end of April through our distribution network and on Amazon.”