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Monitoring a solar power system

Monitoring the health status and operational metrics of a solar power system

2023-02-08 25 min

Description & Show Notes

What metrics should you measure of a solar power system? What can you learn from the monitoring data? 

Greg Sheridan and Glen Anderson have implemented a solar power system a their home lab in Sydney, Australia. Their system includes 400W solar panels with microinverters (which essentially lets them monitor each panel separately) and a Tesla Powerwall.

But what metrics are they monitoring? Greig and Glen differentiate between health status metrics, which indicate the status of the different components of the solar power system, and operational metrics, which help them optimize their power consumption on a day-to-day basis. And they also describe how their monitoring helped them make their service provider aware of a general problem.

You can find more information about how Greig and Glen monitor their solar power system at Greig's blog: Greig in Sydney

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