Solar Monitoring Serving Australia's Energy Industry Since 1948. Homes With Solar Monitoring Make 30% Better Use of Their Solar Power! Get a free quote Solar Monitoring Systems Residential solar monitoring systems give households of all sizes the power to take control of their energy usage. By using solar monitoring technology from HCB Solar, you will be able to reliably gauge exactly how much energy your household is consuming. All data is given in real time with a broad range of useful information provided HCB Solar are the leading solar technology experts in Newcastle and the Hunter Valley. When it comes to solar energy solutions, we’re the team you need. Monitor Your Home Solar Energy Use Monitoring your solar 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! Read the data from your inverter and presents solar production in real time. Optionally also compares your current usage by reading your meter. If you have a solar battery, it also makes you smarter about your energy goals at night. It all depends on what inverter and what monitoring system package you choose. Apps Make It So Easy Keep your app with you so you can check in on your panels remotely. Get alerts if production drops. Ensure you are using the solar energy as directly as possible. Get a free quote (02) 4953 7732 got questions? We have the answers! Don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’ll be more than happy to answer all your questions. Get a free quote (02) 4953 7732 got questions? We have the answers! Don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’ll be more than happy to answer all your questions. Frequently asked questions What is a solar monitoring system? Solar monitoring systems operate through your solar inverter/s, producing real time data as your inverter converts DC current into AC current for use in your home. Monitoring systems allow you to see information about your system's performance, such as consumption data, power levels and solar energy production, which you can also view through a companion app (if your system has one). Should you get a monitoring system with your solar panels? We recommend getting a solar 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 assess how your system is performing to handle any issue quickly and efficiently, with minimal damage or down time. You can even use apps to transmit data to your mobile device. How do I monitor my solar panel output? 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. What’s the difference between solar analytics and solar inverter monitoring? 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 solar 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. Why do I need to monitor my solar consumption? Monitoring your energy generation and self consumption 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, as well as how much energy you are producing, energy consumption and how much energy you are sending to the grid. Are smart meters OK with solar panels? Yes, solar system 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. We only use trusted solar suppliers HCB Solar has carefully chosen our partners and suppliers. We are proud to be Newcastle’s Approved LG Solar Dealer. The solar products we recommend are truly the best in the country.