A Look into Solar Monitoring – What You Need to Know
Solar power leads to significant savings through high-quality solar power equipment (panels, inverters, mounting equipment, etc.). But there’s more to solar power than the quality of the equipment and expert installation.
Solar power systems for commercial or residential use have an essential part that is separate from the rest of the system. The monitoring system is that component. Several real-time performance metrics can be obtained from monitoring systems that provide owners with information that helps them understand when and where their systems are performing best and whether they should make any changes or maintenance.
A solar monitoring system is controlled by the inverter(s) in your solar system. Many solar inverter manufacturers include proprietary software with their equipment. Solar inverters and their apps can collect information about power levels and production as DC is converted into AC. Mobile applications and smart home devices can be used to access this information.
The Enlighten solar monitoring product from Enphase is one of the most powerful solar monitoring solutions available today. Check out the three most valuable insights you can gain from monitoring your solar power generation system using this wonder of modern technology.
#1 – Amount of Electricity Generated by Solar, Compared to Grid-Sourced Power
With a true understanding of how much electricity your solar panels produce versus how much total electricity your home or business consumes, you can prove that your solar investment is paying off. Enphase Enlighten also keeps track of all the electricity produced by your solar panels, so you can see how much electricity your system generates over time.
#2 – String-Level Panel Performance
When solar panels are often installed in parallel or series, they create a ‘string’ that ends at an inverter. You can see granular equipment efficiency information as it changes throughout the day when Enphase Enlighten smartly monitors the data generated by the solar panel strings.
#3 – Detailed, Actionable Reports
Enphase Enlighten’s ability to run custom reports is one of the features that makes it incredibly useful. Reports like this can provide you with time-adjusted information about your system performance, which you can use to assist in decision-making on maximising energy efficiency.
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