Keep your solar panels clean
Clean panels can generate up to 30% more energy than dirty panels. Regularly check and clean your solar panels, especially during the dry season when dust and dirt are more prevalent
Optimize solar panel placement
Ensure that your solar panels are installed in a location where they receive maximum sun exposure, ideally facing north. A professional solar installer can help you determine the best placement for your panels.
Use energy during the day
Try to use energy-intensive appliances like washing machines, dishwashers, and pool pumps during the day when your solar panels are generating the most electricity
Monitor your energy usage
By monitoring your energy usage, you can identify ways to reduce your energy consumption and increase the amount of solar energy you use yourself, rather than selling it back to the grid
Consider battery storage
A battery storage system allows you to store excess solar power during the day for use when the sun is not shining. This can help maximize your energy self-sufficiency and reduce reliance on grid electricity.