GarnZ wrote:Thanks Jaahn,
1) Sell my solar output for export (Like you do),----------
2) Use as much as possible ------------------hence the "Smart" meters.
I really want to understand the use of this Smart meter. Although as Gordon L says, the meter doesn't do the switching from solar to grid it must be the sensor for that switching action. Hence the word "SMART".
I think you have been seduced by the marketing of these "smart meters" and your expectations are far higher than the reality. The switching from grid to solar and back has been explained by the previous writers.THE METER HAS NO PART IN IT
Here is a fact sheet from the NSW gov, you know that benevolent institution that runs(sells !)our state: http://www.resourcesandenergy.nsw.gov.a ... -Sheet.pdf
You will see there is no mention of switching the input power BUT it does have this
What are the potential benefits?
•Access to new and innovative electricity pricing to save on their bills
The smart part is for the supplier to be able to have different(higher) charging rates at times and drive the customer to usage at times which advantage the supplier. EG reduce the peak usage and move it to night time when the usage is low. The customer saves as the cost is reduced.
In the future "Customers can choose to have some higher energy-using appliances, such as air conditioners, controlled automatically, so that times of high energy costs are avoided
" It is for the suppliers but you get incentives in the form of lower rates for the power.
For my part I am going off grid with my usage and a battery bank. The transition may take some time. I may even get more panels and still sell the existing setup output. Depends on the amount offered for it.
Not for 5c but it may get to 10c perhaps ?