I recently decided to go ahead with solar panels and so I'm now considering how best to harness my day time energy.
Obvious ones - Dryer/Washing machine/dishwasher seem easy enough, but I was thinking about how to manage my night time usage with some balance of tight-arsedness to ease.
What I've come up with is the following:
We currently have a power board with 3 chargers next to the bed which charge on rotation either phones, tablets or other electronics - typically at night.
I was thinking of replacing this with xiaomi smart plug that the home assistant turns on in the middle of the day to power a decent capacity power bank (either https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/401039 or even some of the smallish ones I already have to minimise outlay). The phones then charge from this overnight (not as fast as the chargers with USB-PD but they'll be around for quick top ups as needed. I know it won't save much, but it also won't take much to set up
This special 'power board' can also have the eneloop charger (you know it had to) and anything else that needs a bit of charge or power but doesn't really matter then.
Does anyone have any good suggestions on this or others ways to maximise solar? Do YOU have something even more pennypinching?