In a matter of a few months Emanuel has gone through a complete transformation and switched from his traditional electricity company to solar panels (6.7kWp) plus a sonnenBatterie Eco (8.8kWh) and making the switch to sonnenFlat energy tariff.
“We got in touch with Natural Solar and they helped us with an interest-free loan. This allowed us to get rooftop solar and a battery in one go and I already have saved money that I can re-use yearly to upgrade my system”.
Emanuel and his wife live in a house with all the standard home appliances such as an electric stove, electric water heater, two large fridges and another small freezer which run constantly. On top of that, Emanuel runs his own piano repair business and more than 50% of his energy usage is drawn from his in-house workshop.
“I use iron drills and sometimes an air compressor, you can see the line of the consumption goes up like mad!”
Emanuel showed us his sonnenApp – he and his wife constantly monitor it. Having full visibility of their energy production, storage and consumption allows them to make smart choices on when to run their appliances in order to maximise their savings.
“The washing machine drains the battery very quickly, so we try to run it while the sun is up using the energy that comes directly from panels.”
The decision to go for sonnenBatterie over other home energy storage systems was a result of Emanuel’s thorough research.