This application allows the user to schedule battery charge using public electricity distribution network. The Charging Controller application makes it possible to recharge the battery during off-peak hours to maximize the savings generated by the installation.
Visual of the application Charging Controller
Integrated into the IMEON OS. ONE operating system, the “Charging Controller” is an innovative application developed by IMEON ENERGY and accessible free of charge to owners of an Imeon hybrid inverter.
In some countries the price difference between peak-price and off-peak-price electricity is staggering. For example, one of the energy retailers in Australia charges 53 cents for 1 kilowatt-hour of energy used during peak consumption time, while the price drops to 15 cents for 1 kilowatt-hour used during off peak hours. It represents more than a 350% difference. The Charging Controller application allows users to benefit from lower electricity rates and assure that their battery is fully charged for the periods of time when it is needed the most, even when the solar production is not sufficient to completely refill the depleted storage. The application may also be used to assure that the battery is regularly being fully charged during prolonged periods of low solar irradiation such as winter.
Depending on the requirements of the site where the solar systems has been installed and the prices of the local energy provider, the user may wish to configure several periods of time when the charge of the battery using the electricity from the grid will be activated. The periods may be configured with various frequencies, for instance the inverter may be set to charge the battery between 1AM and 2AM daily, and to assure periodic full charge between 1AM and 3AM every week, which will take place every Monday. Once the battery is full the Charging Controller will stop the charging process automatically and the battery will be ready to provide power to the loads.
Much more than a manufacturer of solar hybrid inverters, IMEON ENERGY is constantly developing new software applications and working on projects related to artificial intelligence in order to improve the performance of its solutions and the satisfaction of owners of IMEON hybrid inverters.
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