I have a long-service award of £200 coming my way and want to spend it here!
Does anyone have any suggestions on the best way to get started. I’m an electronic engineer who can programme and use Linux so I can handle the trickier stuff (I hope!).
- Solar PV on the roof with no current ability to use any surplus energy from it.
- An electric car that I’d love to charge on surplus power.
- An immersion heater that could be used for surplus energy (and a transformer to lower the power to 750W so I can use smaller surpluses).
Now, I could get a EmonTx, EmonBase, EVSE car charger, relay (for my immersion heater) and so on but £200 won’t buy all that.
So, does anyone have any recommendations on the best way to start my system for £200 ish? I would even quite enjoy a bit of self-build if that’s what you thought best! I could then grow the system in the future if Santa Claus wants to bring me some more bits.