Solar Monitoring Systems
Residential solar systems give households of all sizes the power to take control of their energy usage. By using the solar power monitoring technology from HCB Solar, you will be able to reliably gauge exactly how much energy your household is consuming.
Monitor Your Solar Energy Use
Monitoring your solar power system will provide you with a range of information. Our solar energy monitoring systems also sends you a HCB Solar alert when things are not working properly and in many cases is available as an app on your smart phone!
It all depends on what inverter and what monitoring package you choose.
Apps Make It So Easy
Frequently asked questions
Solar monitoring systems operate through your solar inverter/s, producing real time data as your solar inverter converts DC current into AC current for use in your home. Your monitoring system allows you to see information about power levels and production, which you can also view through a companion app (if your system has one).
We recommend getting a monitoring system with your solar system, as the system can not only monitor your energy production and consumption, and assist you with improving your consumption habits based on peak production periods, but it can also alert you to technical issues or problems as they arise in real time. This allows you to handle the issue quickly and efficiently, with minimal damage or down time.
Solar energy production is monitored via the inverter and many companies who design and manufacture solar inverters have proprietary monitoring software that goes with them. So this can be an easy way of integrating monitoring with your solar system.
The main difference between solar inverter monitoring and solar analytics is that solar analytics provides a lot more data. Inverter monitoring relies on Wifi connection and app-based monitoring platforms, which monitor energy generation and system performance. While solar analytics uses built-in 4G communications to provide data on energy generation, consumption, performance issues and electricity costs/credits estimates.
Monitoring your energy consumption and generation allows you to optimise your energy usage, as well as monitoring the performance of your system and alerting you to any issues. Without monitoring, it will be difficult to know the performance of your overall system and solar panels, as well as how much energy you are producing, using and sending to the grid.
Yes, solar panels must be paired with a smart meter that can support two-way electricity flows. Your energy retailer will advise you of any electrical safety issues that need to be met in order to make this happen and will allow you to use the solar electricity you’ve produced first before purchasing electricity from your retailer.
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