Get the most from your Hybrid PV battery storage

PVM CC Batt, The compliant Way of charging Hybrid PV Systems from Low Rate Tariffs

During the shorter winter days there may not be enough generation from a PV System to cover the base load of a property or to add significant electrical charge into a Hybrid Battery.

To combat this issue and to make the most from your investment, it would be advisable to top up charge the batteries with electricity purchased at a lower rate tariff. This stored energy can then be used during periods where higher tariffs are usually charged, making the best use from your Hybrid System and significantly reducing the return on your investment.

Example Additional Savings

Assuming that a PV system can only charge the batteries to full capacity during the summer months, and can be topped up by 2kW per day from lower rate tariffs between October and March:
Example energy prices:
Day 16.6p
Night 5.73p
Difference = 10.87p

Allowing for 10% losses on battery system

180days x 1.8kW x 10.87p = £35.21 per year additional saving
on users electricity bills

Why do I need a PVM-CC-Batt?
Until now there has not been a simple single metering solution which has allowed batteries to charge during off peak tariffs as 
most standard MID approved generation meters actually measure in both directions. Therefore, any electricity stored directly from the 
grid would actually pass back through your generation meter and would show as increased generation.
This may sound beneficial as extra revenue could be created, however, the FiT providers would be alerted to the additional
generation and would potentially stop paying the FiT payments altogether.

matt:e have developed The PVM-CC-Batt with special algorithms to simplify the connection of a Hybrid battery PV system, whilst compliantly allowing the
batteries to top up their charge via the grid from low rate tariffs, without any risk of losing out on FiT payments.
Fully amendment 3 complaint with built in double pole RCBO, MID approved generation meter and lockable AC isolator,the PVM-CC-Batt is a simple single connection point for all Hybrid Solar Systems.