After installation Local Power will remotely monitor your Solar PV system and proactively respond to any issues should they occur.
SolarEdge inverters have comprehensive monitoring features as standard and with a smart meter can monitor consumption as well as solar generation through their web portal which can be accessed via computer, smartphone and tablet.
Local Power quotes their residential systems with consumption monitoring included. This is an invaluable feature which can allow customers to have feedback about their electricity use and whether they are being powered by the solar array or from the grid. Monitoring consumption and having comprehensive usage and generation data will help with sizing and designing future battery storage options.
In the graph below the solar generation “bell curve” on a sunny day can be clearly seen. As you can see in the graph, blue is the usage which has been offset with solar, and green is surplus electricity exported to the grid. The red area is electricity imported from the grid at non solar generating times and when there is not enough solar generation.
There is also realtime and historical feedback on smartphones and tablets such as the screens below. This allows simple tools to confirm the Solar PV system is performing optimally.
The SolarEdge PV Monitoring Platform is a cloud-based platform that provides module-level, string-level and system-wide monitoring. The solar monitoring software provides enhanced maintenance of PV systems and yield assurance.
The platform automatically provides alerts for accurate and immediate fault detection, localized on a virtual site map for on-site and remote troubleshooting at the module level. Module performance is communicated across existing power lines, so no extra wiring is required.