Slow down*) your meter legally – it is so easy!
For all kinds of equipment with a permanent consumption of electricity, you can easily reduce the consumption from the public grid by getting a part of the energy from the sun-shine. This concept is called the GridFree.
*) Slowing down your electricity meter means reducing your consumption from the public grid. We strongly discourage from illegal manipulation with electricity meters. Tampering with the electricity meters is illegal.
Starting situation: now all of your equipment is powered completely from the public grid. You must take all energy from the grid and pay in full the energy bills. Your permanent consumption during the day may look like this:
The usual situation: all energy is taken from the public grid. All of the energy is paid.
The GridFree solution means that during a sunny daytime a large part of the energy can be supplied directly from solar panels. The energy gained directly from the sun will help you to reduce the consumption of the energy from the public grid. Your consumption will look this way:
GridFree: a part of the energy (green color) is converted directly from the sunshine
The green area shows the energy gained from the sunshine. With a growing sunshine during the day, the amount of self-produced energy is increasing. As a result the consumption of the energy from the grid is reduced. During the sunny mid-day time you will gain up to 80% **) electricity from the sun. This energy will reduce your consumption of the billed electricity from the public grid. As a result the consumption from the public grid becomes like this:
GridFree: reduce your daytime consumption from the grid by 80% **)
**) it is possible to reach nearly 100% supply from the solar panels, however in order to avoid unmanaged overflow of the energy from the GridFree setup into the public grid we suggest to keep a certain safety margin.
GridFree solution: thanks to the energy from the solar rays, you will simply reduce your consumption of the billed energy from the public grid. This way you can legally slow down your electricity meter.
Have a look at the animation of a simple GridFree setup
How to start: just two easy steps
Step 1: analyze your consumption and find where there is the permanent consumption and how much energy is permanently used during the daytime.
Hint: most frequent appliances with permanent consumption: continually running computers, servers, routers, CCTV systems, safety and security equipment, day-lights in corridors, ventilation, air-conditioning, many industrial devices and a variety of other technical equipment
Step 2: According to your total permanent consumption, decide how many GridFree kits are needed to bring about the maximal reduction. (The GridFree Kit consists of a solar panel and an inverter.)
Hint: the typical output power of the GridFree Kit is about 230 Watt. For example with an equipment having a continuous consumption of 500W it is best to use two GridFree kits: the total output power will be up to 460 Watt. In an ideal situation, during the full sunny daytime, the consumption of the billed energy from the grid will be reduced from original 500 Watt to some 40 Watt.
The GridFree kit with a variety of solar panels and the microinverter to gain electric energy directly form the sunshine.
What about the return of costs for the GridFree installation?
Count simply with us: the GridFree Kit 1x260W Poly is about USD260. With an average full sunshine of 1500 hours a year, the GridFree kit will produce at least 240 kWh of free energy. With a typical billing price of the energy at USD0.174 per kWh, just a single GridFree kit will help you save more then USD40. (240 kWh x USD 0.17). (For simplification all amounts are listed without VAT or other taxes.)
Saving in the bank or harvesting free energy? When you save the USD260 with your bank, what return will you get from the deposit? If you invest the same amount and buy the GridFree Kit, you will get USD40 in a year. This is a 15.3% return of investment per year. Can your bank offer the same return to you? Only with the Sun you can be fully sure, it will not bankrupt!
Start saving money now! Get your GridFree kit and begin harvesting your energy from the sun directly.
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