NSW energy technology company Solar Analytics is set to roll out a new and improved suite of smart home software and hardware aimed at helping consumers maxmise energy efficiency and slash bills.
The company said on Thursday that it was in the final stages of pilot trials for new software services and is establishing key strategic partnerships with other Australian innovators that should see it launch the new Smart Home Energy offering within the quarter.
The changes will allow customers using Solar Analytics monitoring to plug in a variety of third party components – including battery control and hot water diversion – to create what the company describes as “a smart home energy ecosystem,” delivering more bill savings, including as much as $150 a year on hot water alone.
Solar Analytics CEO Stefan Jarnason said the company had consolidated a key partnership with local company Apricus Hot Water, that would yield a new range of smart hot water products designed to reduce energy demand, increase hot water supply and store excess PV energy in a smarter, connected platform.
Another partnership is with solar diverter start-up Catch Power, on a collaborative product that intelligently soaks up excess PV energy as hot water.
The companies said they were finalising testing on an offering that combines the analytics and monitoring power of Solar Analytics with a simpler, even more cost-effective diverter.
“These partnerships are the next step in creating a much bigger and more valuable ecosystem of intelligent energy and cost-saving products that deliver smarter energy solutions,” said Solar Analytics’ business development director Nigel Morris.
“We are currently working with three hardware partners (including WattWatchers and SwitchDin) to provide comprehensive battery control, that is far and above anything offered in the market today,” said Jarnason.
“We expect to have our first batteries under control in the next month, and to launch more broadly across the market within the quarter.”
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