Review; MyEnergi Eddi
Updated: Apr 3
As an electrician based in Newcastle, I'm always on the lookout for products that can help my clients save on their energy bills while being environmentally conscious. I've recently come across the MyEnergi Eddi, and I have to say, I'm thoroughly impressed. Here's my detailed review of this innovative product.
For those who aren't familiar with the MyEnergi Eddi, it's a clever device that allows you to make the most of your excess ☀️ solar energy, rather than exporting it back to the grid. It works by diverting this energy to heat water in your home, which means you can use it later rather than relying on grid-supplied energy. This not only saves you money on your energy bills, but it also reduces your carbon footprint by utilising clean, renewable energy.
One of the things I appreciate most about the MyEnergi Eddi is its user-friendly design. It's easy to install, and its intuitive controls allow you to customise it to suit your energy usage patterns. This means you can optimise your energy usage and savings over time to reduce your bills.
But what sets the MyEnergi Eddi apart from other solar energy devices is its advanced algorithm that constantly monitors your energy usage and adjusts accordingly. This means that you're always using your renewable energy in the most efficient way possible, reducing your reliance on grid energy and increasing your energy savings.
I also like the MyEnergi app, which allows you to monitor your energy usage and savings from anywhere. The app provides real-time data on your solar production, energy usage, and savings, making it easy to track your progress and adjust your settings as necessary.
Prioritise your consumption! ⚡️
One of the most impressive features of the Eddi is its ability to work in tandem with the other Myenergi products via integrated software. This makes controlling your surplus energy usage a breeze, as you can easily prioritise which devices are consuming the extra electricity. For example, with the Zappi set to priority mode, the surplus energy will be directed towards charging your electric vehicle before it even begins to heat your household's water via the Eddi. Once the EV has reached its desired charge, the Eddi will then automatically kick in, ensuring that no surplus energy goes to waste.
As an added bonus, if you already have a Zappi installed, the Eddi's CT clamps won't even be necessary as the Zappi will provide all the energy monitoring information wirelessly. This means that the installation process for the Eddi is both easy and straightforward, reducing the time and cost of the process.
So, how much money can it save me?!! 🤑
The MyEnergi Eddi works by diverting excess solar energy into your hot water tank, which means that you're using free energy to heat your water instead of relying on your gas or electric boiler. By using the MyEnergi Eddi to manage your energy consumption, you can potentially save hundreds of pounds per year on your energy bills.
One of the key benefits of the MyEnergi Eddi is its ability to maximise the use of your excess solar energy. If you have a solar panel system installed on your home, you're likely to generate more energy than you use during the daytime. This excess energy is usually exported back to the grid, and you receive a small payment for it under the UK export electric tariff. However, this payment is typically only a few pence per kilowatt-hour, which means that you're not getting the full value of your excess energy.
By using the MyEnergi Eddi to divert your excess energy into your hot water tank, you can potentially save much more money than you would by exporting it back to the grid. According to MyEnergi, you can save up to 50% on your hot water heating costs by using the Eddi to manage your energy consumption.
To put this into perspective, let's say that you have a 3kW solar panel system installed on your home, and you generate 10kWh of excess energy per day. If you export this energy back to the grid, you'll receive a payment of around £0.05 per kWh, which works out to be a daily payment of £0.50. However, if you use the MyEnergi Eddi to divert this energy into your hot water tank, you can potentially save up to £2.50 per day on your energy bills, which works out to be a saving of around £900 per year.
Of course, the actual savings that you can make with the MyEnergi Eddi will depend on a range of factors, such as the size of your solar panel system, your hot water usage, and the cost of your energy tariffs. However, based on the figures provided by MyEnergi, it's clear that the potential savings are significant.
Could the MyEnergi Eddi & Zappi together be a good alternative to solar battery storage?
Are you looking for a way to maximise the energy generated from your solar array without investing in expensive battery storage systems? Well the MyEnergi Eddi and Zappi combined could be a good alternative.
The Eddi and Zappi are two innovative products that work together to divert excess energy generated from your solar panels to your home's hot water tank, allowing you to make the most of your solar energy while saving money on your utility bills.
Here are some reasons why installing an Eddi and Zappi could be a smart alternative to battery storage for your solar array:
Cost-effective: Investing in battery storage systems can be quite expensive, especially if you're looking to store a significant amount of energy. The Eddi and Zappi are much more cost-effective alternatives that can help you make the most of your solar energy without breaking the bank.
Maximises energy usage: By diverting excess solar energy to your hot water tank, the Eddi and Zappi help you maximise the amount of energy you use from your solar array. This means you'll be using more of the energy you generate, rather than exporting it back to the grid.
Reduces your carbon footprint: Using more of your solar energy means you'll be relying less on energy generated from fossil fuels. By reducing your dependence on traditional energy sources, you'll be doing your part to help the environment and reduce your carbon footprint.
Easy to install: The Eddi and Zappi are easy to install and can be integrated seamlessly into your existing solar array. This means you won't have to deal with the hassle and expense of a full-scale solar panel installation.
User-friendly: Both the Eddi and Zappi come equipped with user-friendly interfaces that allow you to monitor and control your energy usage. This means you'll always be in control of your energy consumption and can adjust your settings as needed to ensure you're making the most of your solar energy.
In summary, the MyEnergi Eddi and Zappi are two innovative products that can help you maximise the energy generated from your solar array without the expense of battery storage. With their cost-effectiveness, ease of installation, and user-friendly interfaces, the Eddi and Zappi are excellent alternatives for anyone looking to make the most of their solar energy and reduce their carbon footprint. Contact us today to learn more about how the Eddi and Zappi can work for you.
Overall, I highly recommend the MyEnergi Eddi to anyone looking to make the most of their excess solar energy. Not only is it easy to use and install, but it also makes a significant impact on your energy bills and carbon footprint. If you're looking for a way to maximise the use of your excess solar energy and save money on your energy bills, the MyEnergi Eddi is definitely worth considering. With the ability to save up to 50% on your hot water heating costs, it's a smart investment that can pay for itself in just a few years. With its advanced algorithm, intuitive controls, and user-friendly app, the MyEnergi Eddi is a must-have for any environmentally conscious homeowner. As an electrician, I'm thrilled to recommend such a great product to my clients at Great Park Electrical.
Contact us today ☎️ if you would like a quotation for a MyEnergi Eddi installation for your property.