In the UK for some time now companies have been fitting free solar panels.

The advantage for the companies is clear , by taking advantage of the FIT tariff they will get a good return for every unit of Electricirty generated.

The advantage for the customer is less clear cut. The bulk of the free energy is generated during the day when many poeople are at work. Even if you are at home it is difficult to monitor and switch demand according to the amount being generated.

My own home for example generally uses around 500 wattts during the day and around 1100watts at night. I am therefore not using anywhere close to my solar generation during the day ( assuming a sunny day ).

The answer is my solar controller, this will control up to three power sockets remotely and only switch them on when sufficient solar is being generated . Thus appliances can be controlled anywhere in the home and switched accordingly.

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  1. can you please give me the price for a solar control system installed free by Ecovision ltd. Thankyou
    Alan Senior

    (Posted on 2013-10-14 19:32:00 by )
  2. Hello Dave,
    I managed to order one. I didn't realise you have to register for e-Bay to be able to buy.
    Look forward to the controller and will send you details about its functioning as soon as it's up and running.
    Best wishes, Dirk

    (Posted on 2013-04-08 15:59:00 by )
  3. Hello Dave,
    I've been looking for a control system and found very expensive ones at SMA.de, but they don't seem to be available in UK.
    I tried eBay mentionned in your site, but obviously they don't sell them there any longer.
    Can you tell me where I can buy a set as you described?
    Best regards,
    Dirk (East Sussex)

    (Posted on 2013-04-02 16:46:00 by )
  4. Hi,

    The unit can control up to 12 wireless sockets but only 3 automatically. The rest can only be monitored and switched manually from the controller.

    (Posted on 2013-02-10 17:30:00 by )
  5. Hello Dave

    machine working perfectly.. its really great.
    I know it says it can control up to three radio controlled plugs... can it do more? would make sense for me to have up to 5 (or more)

    (Posted on 2013-02-10 17:29:00 by )
  6. Please contact me directly on davesissons@gmail.com for technical support

    (Posted on 2012-11-08 22:11:00 by )
  7. i am having a few problems setting up - is there a chance yu could give me a call? Email for phone number
    I cant see which wire to put home consumtion monitor on, teh picture shows after distribution box - but of course there are many wires coming from distribution box
    would appreciate a quick response if poss

    (Posted on 2012-11-08 16:23:00 by )
  8. why doyou need a threshold setting

    (Posted on 2012-10-03 11:40:00 by )
  9. Hi Dave just an update both my friend and I have now got this system working controlling our immersion heaters mine powers a 1kw heater element , thanks for your help in this ,

    best regards martin

    (Posted on 2012-07-29 11:56:00 by )
  10. Brilliant device! A very very clever way of using every last bit of power you generate! Easy set-up, and clear instructions. A great company to deal with. Very helpful. Many thanks.

    (Posted on 2012-07-28 17:57:00 by )
  11. hi dave, i ve got the system up and running and it works a treat. thanks.
    im having problems with the software on my linux pc, any in fo on setting up the driver for the prolific usb to lan would be helpful thanks

    (Posted on 2012-07-21 17:02:00 by )
  12. The unit is available on ebay, the link is on the last page of this website. I am charging £150 at the moment.

    (Posted on 2012-07-02 22:12:00 by )
  13. Hi,

    Where is it possible to buy this system? And how much does it costs?

    Thanks,

    Dominic

    (Posted on 2012-06-22 10:08:00 by )
  14. Please feel free to leave any comments , feedback questions here on my website

    (Posted on 2012-05-31 13:17:00 by )

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