Australians are making record investments in solar energy this year, and with the rising energy prices, is it any wonder? In 2017, more homes and businesses are turning to renewable energy to help lower their energy costs and reduce their impact on the environment. In fact, this year, over $100 million is being invested in solar each month, across Australian homes and businesses.

While the interest in solar power has never been greater, choosing just how much to invest in the technology can be difficult. Many energy suppliers are encouraging their customers to switch to a solar energy system for their homes and businesses, and yet deciding on the capacity of that system is little more than a guessing game. This is, until the introduction of the Beam device.

Good news! More Beam devices are on their way

Offering Australian households the chance to accurately measure their energy use and patterns with this revolutionary device, Beam helps customers to predict just how much they can save by switching to solar. Furthermore, the device also helps users to decide what size system their household should invest in, and predict the time it will take to repay the investment.

It will come as little surprise then, that interest in the Beam device has been phenomenal. As registrations rise, and people are excitedly anticipating the arrival of their Beam device, Beam have been busily working away at testing, strengthening and trialling the device.

Beam are excited to announce that the next batch of devices will soon be on its way. Manufactured in Australia, and subjected to rigorous testing, these devices are hardier, longer-lasting and more accurate than ever. The results of these latest set of trials are promising, and have seen the device now boasting a two-year battery life, which will extend further through over-the-air updates conducted while you sleep!

Introducing the Beam app: Beam technology for everyone

Over at Beam, they’re never content to rest on our laurels. They’ve been working tirelessly to come up with a solution for all Australian households, whether or not you’ve already got a smart meter installed. The Beam app (due for release in a month) allows users to utilise their existing smart meter to gather data, before offering a range of suitable installation options for a solar power system. As it stands, the algorithms they’ve developed will offer the following solutions:

Each of these solutions is analysed and tuned precisely, based on your household’s particular energy consumption patterns. Not only will the Beam app predict the best system for you, it will also help you to get your system installed (which you can order straight from the app or feel free to request a consultation.)

If you’ve already got a smart meter installed, and would like to take advantage of the Beam software, you can let Beam know by getting in touch today as they are presently developing the Beam app to consume your smart meter data too. Now that the software for the application has been developed, and is in the final stages of testing, Beam would like to ask you some questions.

“We’d like to hear from you,” Beam

Beam are committed to developing and producing solutions which are human. That’s why they’re always asking, “what can we do, to make the technology work for you?” In developing the software for the Beam app, they’ve strived to come up with features which will easily and accurately help you to decide on the best solar solution for your household. But they’d like to know:

  1. Do you already have a smart meter? No problem! The app can help you to make the most of your existing smart meter. Get in touch, and let them set you up with the Beam app.
  2. What other options would you like to see in the app? You can let them know if there are any other features you’d like to see, which they haven’t yet covered.
  3. Do you have a preferred solar installer? Perhaps you’ve got a solar installer in mind, who isn’t currently partnered with Beam? Building their list of installation partners is always a work in progress. You can help, by letting your installer know that you want a Beam device so you can see just how good solar can be!

There is a lot going on in the world of Beam at the moment, and they’re excited to be bringing you their Beam device and Beam app solutions to help you make the best investment in your solar energy system. While they continue to develop these solutions, they’re are always interested in hearing what you’ve got to say. Is there something else you’d like them to know? Get in touch with the team today, and let Beam make solar a reality for you.