If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it!
There is a saying that goes something like “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it”.
If you are someone who agrees with this statement and you are looking into solar then I’d recommend a system with the technology that allows you to monitor the solar production at the touch of your fingertips.
At Country Solar NT we recommend the SolarEdge PV Monitoring Portal.
With SolarEdge the performance of each and every PV module is measured and communicated in order to maximize solar power generation at all times and reduce maintenance cost and time.
The SolarEdge monitoring portal allows for enhanced maintenance and yield assurance through module-level performance monitoring, fault detection and automatic alerts localised on a virtual site map for accurate troubleshooting. The monitoring web-based portal can be accessed from any browser or from any Android or iOS (Apple) smart-phone or tablet using the Opera Mobile or Firefox web browsers.
They also have an app!
iPhone Monitoring Application enables PV installers and system owners to perform remote monitoring on the go and in the field from their iPhone.
Checkout these results from a house in Darwin’s Northern Suburbs with a 4.5kW system
For a demo check out this clip:
Or for something a bit catchier checkout the SolarEdge 2014 Christmas YouTube clip!