SolarEdge is partnering with Vaillant and Samsung to integrate their heat pumps into their home ecosystem. Homeowners can optimize their energy consumption by using excess solar electricity or by shifting consumption according to optimal energy consumption.
“This development offers end users the opportunity to run a heat pump with additional solar energy, all controlled from a single point via the mySolarEdge app,” a company spokesperson said. pv magazine.
Users can also control home temperatures through the app. It is said to allow homeowners to optimize their energy consumption by using excess solar power or by changing consumption according to optimal energy consumption.
SolarEdge estimates annual savings of around 100 euros ($108) by optimizing heat pump consumption at alternative times, it said in a statement.
“Smart homes have mainly been about convenience and connectivity, but the next step is to build a comprehensive and integrated ecosystem,” said Alfred Karlstetter, CEO of SolarEdge Europe. “By connecting home devices to the value of smart solar energy through Vaillant integration, we are pioneers in making smart solar power even easier, more intuitive and more convenient for more people.”
The integration is expected to be available in the second half of this year.