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Getting the Most Out of Your SunPower Solar Panels in 2024

At the start of the year, everyone thinks about fresh starts and new routines.

That might be joining a gym or eating a little healthier. But it’s also the perfect time to embrace a bright energy routine.

So, if you’re looking for how to make renewable energy more efficient, read on. Here are our top tips for using your new solar panels, so you can get 2024 off to the best start. 

Not just for the environment, but for your wallet too.

Making the Most of the Daytime Sun

Congratulations, you’ve made the move to solar! 

And now the shiny new panels are installed on your roof, it’s time to make the most of the clean, green energy available to you. 

First, why not see which of your domestic appliances you can switch to electric? 

You could swap your gas hob for an induction cooktop. These energy-efficient marvels heat food directly, meaning less wasted energy and more power for your electric kettle or smoothie blender. 

Another good swap is to buy an electric water heater and let your solar panels heat your showers and baths. Or even a heat pump to heat some of the rooms in your home.

Think Night and Day

When the sun is out, it’s time to make the most of the electric appliances around the home. 

Identify your biggest energy guzzlers first – program your washing machine, press go on the dishwasher and plug in your electric car charger. 

It’s not all about the big things though – get into the habit of using your smaller devices in the day. So remember to charge your phone, laptop and electric bike before it gets dark too. 

Even these small appliances powered by the sun will add up to savings in the long run. 

The bottom line: Always make the most of the electricity being made by your SunPower solar panels during the daytime. 

You’ll be on your way to making renewable energy efficient in no time.

changing your habits when owning solar panels, and scheduling device charging in sync with the sun can help you get additional savings.

Changing Your Habits for Greener Living

There are many other things you can do to reduce your household energy consumption. This is for everyone – even if you don’t have solar panels just yet. 

Ditch the bathtub, and switch to a shower for your morning routine. If you can keep all showers to under five minutes, even better. 

Also try to use your tumble dryer only when you have to. Always air dry your clothes outside on a line whenever possible. 

If it gets too hot inside, try to manage the temperature by opening windows and doors, rather than reaching for the aircon remote. 

Finally, switch to smaller appliances that use less energy. Boil one cup of water in the kettle, don’t heat up a pan on the stove. Use an air fryer for small meals, rather than powering up your large oven. Always think about the minimum amount of energy you need to get the job done. 

Even minor tweaks can make a significant impact and help keep your energy use in check.

Find What’s Best for You and Your Home

We’ve shown that making renewable energy efficient is much easier than you might think. 

But remember. Like any new routine, it’s a journey, not a destination. So experiment, tweak, and find what’s best for you and your home. 

With a little planning and by following these tips, you’ll be a solar power pro in no time, reaping the SunPower rewards of a greener planet and lighter energy bills.

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