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« on: December 31, 2019, 02:12:20 PM »

Just signed up for Agile. Quite a satisfying moment when the Penny dropped re our batteries/Agile potential..... Ahah!

Happy New Year! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2019, 02:44:43 PM »

Enjoy, and good luck. I've become unhealthily obsessed with daily electricity pricing and trying to manage my Powervault to have sufficient charge to cover the 4-7pm peak. I've yet to receive a full month's bill so don't know if it's any cheaper or not for me yet, but we'll find out!
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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2020, 09:56:20 AM »

Thanks Dan, you have given me good advice these last 18 months. The batteries are just sitting there at this time of year doing heehaw and the money is already out so seems a no brainer to try Agile.  The system has been in for 18 months now and we have seen a 25% roi based on not installing, staying put, no power use decrease and change in fuel prices.

Good luck with breaking the obsession, hard to change back once you've moved on!

I think i'll set my charge controller from grid to batteries for 1am to 3 am and 2pm until 4pm. That should bridge the high Peak gap. I'll also switch timers on the fridge freezers too to have them  off across peak. Any other suggestions much appreciated? Happy New Year Lads & Lassies! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2020, 07:33:36 PM »

Just had batteries installed a few weeks ago and switched to Octopus last month too.
Waiting for a smart meter installation next week to get onto one of the TOU tariffs.
Was thinking of trying Go first though as it sounds a whole lot easier to manage charging. Just set a timer for 12.30am to 4.30am and your done.
We also have an EV now too so overnight charging is preferable.
Apparently you can switch between Agile and Go at will and it only takes a day or so to change over so might try them both to see which works out best.
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« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2020, 11:50:50 PM »

I went from Go to Agile same day on a Sunday- did it via Twitter!

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« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2020, 11:51:32 PM »

Very kind of you to say so.  angel

Thanks Dan, you have given me good advice these last 18 months. The batteries are just sitting there at this time of year doing heehaw and the money is already out so seems a no brainer to try Agile.  The system has been in for 18 months now and we have seen a 25% roi based on not installing, staying put, no power use decrease and change in fuel prices.

Good luck with breaking the obsession, hard to change back once you've moved on!

I think i'll set my charge controller from grid to batteries for 1am to 3 am and 2pm until 4pm. That should bridge the high Peak gap. I'll also switch timers on the fridge freezers too to have them  off across peak. Any other suggestions much appreciated? Happy New Year Lads & Lassies! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2020, 02:04:01 PM »

How do you get on to Agile? Every time I put my details in it just says we will put you on Plus, its confusing the hell out of me!! Im currently with Npower 15p unit and 17p standing charge, is there any tips on who i can call?

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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2020, 02:17:52 PM »

I think you need to be with them 1st on another tarrif then apply for Agile. I think....
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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2020, 02:32:47 PM »

How do you get on to Agile? Every time I put my details in it just says we will put you on Plus, its confusing the hell out of me!! Im currently with Npower 15p unit and 17p standing charge, is there any tips on who i can call?



Sign up for a regular tariff with them first, like Go.  Tou also need Smart Meters. Then you can switch to Agile once your'e signed up. Use a referral code to get 50 of free credit when you switch.  You could use mine, or one from the many other Octopus subscribers here!  https://share.octopus.energy/teal-leaf-367
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« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2020, 08:58:40 PM »

Just returned from a job in Norway and it turns out that setting my batteries to draw from grid across a single window of time and to a low battery threshold within a single window is simple enough thru PV master app. Any of you guys have experience with Goodwe and know how to generate a second set of parameters within the 24hr window? I can work with the single time slot allocation but would rather it was double or upwards?

 
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« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2020, 03:01:11 PM »

A firmware update via the wi-fi & company support rep has given me another set of slots for battery charge/discharge, four in total now. Also reset the time as unit was running 2 hours ahead. All I need now is 3rd Party SMET2 gadge to make contact for fitting meter.....  tumble

As I am on Octopus tracker there is no downside to playing about with charge/discharge times in this new wrinkle of charging from grid. At the moment I am charging at a rate of 2kw per hour. I could almost convince myself a 3rd battery is needed...
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« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2020, 04:36:02 PM »

All I need now is 3rd Party SMET2 gadge to make contact for fitting meter.....  tumble

If you don't have any luck, get in touch with Octopus and tell them the only reason you switched is because you have an EV.
If you've waited more than 2 weeks, they'll escalate it and get you an appointment within a few days.
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« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2020, 09:19:55 PM »

Thank you Scobo, I am in fact looking into importing a EV from Japan. I will bear that in mind for further comms, cheers.
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« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2020, 02:52:57 PM »

A quick question for you guys, how limited is your charge controller software?

 I ask as I should be seeing a max discharge rate from batteries of 2.4 kw yet I often see the charge controller pulling in from the grid a part of the load even when demand in house is not high (and certainly not over 2.4kw). I also see the controller exporting to grid (400W for example) even though all power in batteries has been bought in from grid at this time of year. I would expect the charge controller software to be able to control the battery charge/house load to prioritse not buying from grid when battery charge available or not exporting to grid when PV is inactive? Am I being naive? Is this not just IF BUT THEN simple? Smiley

Any input welcome.
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« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2020, 03:40:12 PM »

Both the Sofar i previously had, and the Lux Power AC i now have are very responsive (nearly no export/import unnecessarily.

What charge controller are you using?

The Sofar was 3000w rated, and pretty much did 3000w as expected.
The AC Lux is 3600w rated. but really only does 3400w.

A quick question for you guys, how limited is your charge controller software?

 I ask as I should be seeing a max discharge rate from batteries of 2.4 kw yet I often see the charge controller pulling in from the grid a part of the load even when demand in house is not high (and certainly not over 2.4kw). I also see the controller exporting to grid (400W for example) even though all power in batteries has been bought in from grid at this time of year. I would expect the charge controller software to be able to control the battery charge/house load to prioritse not buying from grid when battery charge available or not exporting to grid when PV is inactive? Am I being naive? Is this not just IF BUT THEN simple? Smiley

Any input welcome.


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