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I have a 3.5kw solar array and I also have an iBoost to heat the hot water. While we generate a lot of electricity outside of heating the water, I wondered what options I have to collect this power to use when the sun goes down.

I only know of batteries but I do not know any more about them or other setups I could use.

Thanks, Daniel.
 

ShaunCorbs

Staff member
S. Mod
Plumber
Gas Engineer
Only batteries / power wall best speak to the installer of your solar panels as they know your system
 

snowhead

Esteemed
Plumber
You'd need to do a lot of checking on the economics of battery storage.
You could be spending thousands with little hope of getting your money back.
 

Brambles

Advent Win
Solar/battery bling, I am afraid. Do the maths, unless you have enough spare cash to buy a Tesla battery (£5.4k) and have previously oversized your solar panels (new ones no longer receive any feed in tariff) and have a Tesla car which you use every day. Even less sense if you have access to off-peak electricity. Still if it stops you flying maybe worth while.
 

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