Apollo Gem Compact (Wireless)
The Apollo Gem Compact is our most cost effective solar PV directors. The unit calculates when the home is producing a surplus of electricity (i.e the solar PV panels are producing more electricity than is being used in the house) and redirects this surplus to the immersion heater on the hot water tank to provide you with free hot water.
This Wireless compact solar PV diverter is a cheap way to maximise you solar PV financial return. The unit is designed and manufactured in the UK and comes with a market leading 5 year warranty!
Apollo Gem Compact (Wireless)
When your solar PV panels are producing more electricity than is being consumed in the home, this little piece of kit diverts the surplus to the immersion heater on your hot water tank. The unit kicks in when there is a surplus of just 70W, making it one of the most reactive solar diverter units available on the market today!
Why Divert the extra electricity to the Immersion unit on your hot water tank?
In homes with solar PV electricity you get paid for any electricity you produce through a Government backed scheme known as the Feed-in tariff. This is regardless of whether you use the electricity in the home or export it back to the grid.
The great value Solar PV diverter
You also get paid to export electricity back to the grid via the same scheme – so why would you install a Apollo Gem Compact and stop exporting electricity to the grid?
The reason is that while any house with solar PV on the roof will have a generation meter installed to record the amount of electricity produced (for the feed-in tariff payments), very rarely will an export meter be installed – instead the exported electricity will be ‘estimated’ by halving the amount of kWh generated. i.e. you get paid as if you are exporting 50% of whatever your generation meter reading is.
Therefore there is actually no point exporting any electricity back to the grid – since you are getting paid anyway, therefore the Apollo Gem Compact diverts any surplus electricity to the hot water tank to ensure none is exported.
Why use a Solar PV diverter?
By diverting any surplus electricity to the immersion unit on the hot water tank, it means that the gas boiler doesn’t need to fire up as much to heat the hot water, thus saving you money on your heating bill. Unlike a TV for example, which is either on or off, a immersion heater can be fed any amount of electricity and it will still function, obviously the more electricity going through the electric immersion unit, the quicker the hot water tank warms but any surplus electricity will heat the water up a bit.
Features of the Apollo Gem Compact
The Apollo Gem Compact is packed with amazing features!
- Small Compact Unit – 145mm x 115mm x 50mm (height x width x depth)
- Power saving starts from just 70w PV surplus
- An Informative LED panel shows the household import / export level and the heater power level
- Incredibly reactive response time for accurate control under constantly changing generation and load conditions
- Power sensor extends to 100m (wireless)
- The Apollo Gem Compact is a solid state design offering high reliability
- The Apollo Gem Compact comes with a market leading 5 year warranty!
- It is designed and manufactured here in the UK
- 1 hour or 2 hour Boost button