Use energy efficient appliances
Use appliances during the day
Your solar system will be generating the most power during daylight hours. To make use of this, run your heavy-duty appliances like the dishwasher, washing machine and dryer during the day. That way you are using the power as it is being produced. It’s also a good idea to stagger your energy consumption during the day. This means running your washing machine in the morning and your dishwasher in the afternoon. This way you won’t overdraw on your system.
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Check your panels
Safely check to make sure there are no overhanging branches or leaves covering your solar panels. Particularly in winter it's essentials to ensure your panels are receiving maximum exposure to sunlight and are not shaded.
Add a battery
If you meet the eligibility criteria, Solar Victoria has rebates available for the installation of solar batteries. Depending on your needs, a solar battery could be a great way to support your solar system and maximise your savings. Take a look at the eligibility criteria.
Reviewed 20 July 2023