In the early days of solar PV (installations between 2010 and 2016) very few systems were equipped with online monitoring capabilities. These days, a simple upgrade to your PV inverter with the addition of a Wifi card, a data stick or internet module, you can visibly see the solar power you produce from your roof, anytime, anywhere.
Major manufacturers such as Fronius, ABB, SMA & Solis all offer products enabling the home-owner or business owner to install a monitoring option, providing connection to an online portal and visibility into your solar production.
The portals offer user-friendly intuitive platforms, displaying a variety of key energy performance metrics such a lifetime production, monthly, weekly, real-time data and CO2 offset. Some systems enable you to input your energy costs and in turn present actual financial savings based on your usage/generation.
In addition, monitoring options pro-actively alert system owners if a problem arises, minimising downtime and improving your system efficiency.
Systems work across desk-top and mobile devices, IOS and Android operating systems and can even display on your watch!
Please get in touch if you would like to know more about monitoring your solar PV array.
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