Calling Geelong residents with solar panels!

Monday, 21 September 2020

We have a unique opportunity for you to be involved in a pilot project, that will help you reduce your electricity consumption and energy costs by controlling the electricity used by your household appliances.

A small device will be installed inside your home to communicate with household appliances that use lots of energy, and schedule the use of those appliances to suit your lifestyle. The aim is to figure out the best times to use these appliances.  Even if you have solar panels on your home, you may not be using the solar energy effectively if your electricity consumption time doesn’t coincide with the peak solar generation time.

Taking part in this pilot project will help you get the best out of your electricity use and your solar panels by controlling your household appliance electricity consumption.  The device installed in your home will match peak usage times with the peak solar generation times as well as the times when the electricity price is low.  This will give you potential to reduce your electricity bill!

You do not need to provide any financial contribution to participate but will need to match criteria for this pilot as well as have an open and enthusiastic attitude.

If you are interested in participating, please fill in a pre-screening questionnaire.

The pilot project is run by Deakin University with support from Itron Australia.  

We acknowledge the support of the City of Greater Geelong, the Geelong Manufacturing Council and the state government for funding this pilot study for households in Geelong, through Cleantech Innovations Geelong.

Page last updated: Monday, 21 September 2020