Simple, when the sun is shining your home will automatically use cheaper solar electricity, avoiding more expensive grid electricity.
The Matter smartbox and meters make sure you are only charged for the solar you use at the discounted price that Matter agrees with your landlord – typically 20% less than your grid rate.
The more electricity you can use during the day, for example by running your washing machine or clothes dryer, the more you’ll save. You also get access to a Matter tenant portal so you can see what you’re spending on grid power and how much solar you’re using.
Any solar electricity that isn’t used will be exported back to the grid – we normally share the value of the exported electricity between tenants and landlords.
And at night you’ll import electricity from the grid and be charged by your grid electricity provider as normal – it’ll just be a much smaller bill.