If there is one thing Australians have learned from 2020, it is the importance of self-sufficiency.
Now more than ever, we are considering the steps we can take to protect ourselves should the unexpected occur. During these uncertain times, having peace of mind that your home can run self-sufficiently is something more and more Australians are placing value on.
This is certainly the case for Redback Technologies employee and customer Karen Jones-Carruthers. Karen has been the Warranty and Parts Manager at Redback Technologies for the past 5 years and had her first Redback Smart Hybrid System installed in March 2019.
“Our goal was to keep our electricity costs down and get some revenue back from the glorious Queensland sunshine.”
In fact, Karen’s Redback Smart Hybrid system has supplied more than 90% of her energy needs with her own, self-produced energy.
“My batteries are usually fully charged 10 am and, once the sun has gone down, can often power my home until 3 or 4 in the morning.”
Since installing her Redback Smart Hybrid System, Karen has not had to pay a single electricity bill!
“We have not paid an electricity bill since April 2019. After the first month of having our system installed, we have always ended up in credit!”
Before installing her system, Karen used to pay between $250 and $300 for each electricity bill. For Karen, not having to worry about her electricity bill was a blessing during the craziness that was 2020.
Use more of your self-generated energy with a hot water relay!
In fact, Karen has decided she wants to maximise her home’s use of self-generated energy as much as she can!
“Our next step is to set up our hot water system on a Relay so it heats my water with my solar power to maximise my self-sufficiency even more!”
Hot water systems are often major consumers of energy. By connecting a hot water system to a Relay on the Redback Smart Hybrid System, you can set your hot water system to heat your water during the day using your excess solar PV. By storing your self-generated energy in the form of hot water, you can maximise your home’s self-sufficiency!
When you invest in a solar and battery storage system, you are investing in your home and protecting your future!