I never thought of doing hot water that way, I`m using instantainious gas which is a pita because it`s not hot enough.
What size tank do you have?
I was looking to go to a air sourced heat pump because I generate so much excess power.
I don`t think mine has.
I`ll probably get the heat pump because power is free, gas is expensive, I`m on bottled gas.
I`ve already knocked it back to only 2 tanks so far this year by not using the gas heater.
More and more people will turn to batteries as they can't sell their excess to the grid and get charged more for what they do use. Electricity market is going to change dramatically and as always it is going to be the poor who suffer.
They need to be spending some of their profits on suburb batteries and a distributed grid to work around this before it is taken out of their hands by the public
Yes, there was talk about creating local distribution networks - basically, every house in a neighbourhood generates power and charges a battery with the excess. During peaks, the battery kicks in. No need for electricity connections to power companies.
We need a community to kick it off before the power companies throw 'contribution' $$$$ at the political parties to kill the idea with legislation.
No wonder the Feds don't want an ICAC-type organisation keeping an eye on them!
Big issue with EV's is they put huge strains on overnight power. While countries have excess power with powerstations etc it makes sense to have something using that overnight power i.e. economy heaters, recharge your EV overnight etc.Do you think this will cut it? They are already having big issues in the US with the popularity of EV’s increasing and not enough power to charge them.