So you’ve got your solar system installed, congratulations! As a proud solar system owner, you’re already contributing to a sustainable future and starting to save on those soaring energy costs. But now what? Do you just sit back and let the system do it’s thing? Well yes, pretty much, but one of the best benefits of your solar system comes after your installation. And it’s system monitoring. With system monitoring capabilities, you can unlock a whole new level of insight and control over your solar investment. Let’s explore the benefits of system monitoring, helping you make informed decisions and maximise your solar savings!
It’s real-time data at your fingertips
Firstly, what is ‘system monitoring’ and how does it work? A monitoring system refers to software that is connected to your solar system’s inverter. Whether you have a Fronius or Sungrow inverter or even a TESLA Powerwall battery (to name a few), the integration of a monitoring system provides you with real-time data on your solar system’s performance. With a user-friendly interface for your mobile phone or laptop, you can access vital system performance information, including grid parameters and values, at any time. You can also receive alerts and emails when your system needs attention. Now, let’s get into the benefits a little deeper.
The benefits of system monitoring
Real-time system performance
With instant access to data on energy production, consumption and export you can easily track how efficiently your system is operating and identify potential issues promptly.
A monitoring system doesn’t just provide performance insights – it also acts as a safety feature. It allows you to detect any abnormalities or malfunctions in your solar system quickly, ensuring any potential issues are resolved.
Get to know your energy generation and consumption
As they say, knowledge is power. A monitoring system provides you with a clear picture of how much energy your solar system is generating (daily, monthly, annually). Not only that, it also provides you with insights into how much of that power you’re consuming too. Having access to this type of data empowers you to take control of your energy usage and make informed decisions about your household’s electricity consumption. With this knowledge, you can optimise your energy usage patterns, resulting in greater savings over time.
Remote monitoring and alert updates
If you do find yourself as a rather set-and-forget type of person, then this one is for you! Rest assured that your monitoring system comes with email alerts to update you promptly if the system is having any problems. As we (Quantum Solar) also monitor your system remotely, this gives us the ability to provide preventative care for any issues that may pop up from time to time (like any technology). Simply put, these email alerts and remote access monitoring help to keep your solar system running smoothly.
Positive environmental impact
Now that you know your solar system’s energy production and savings, you’re able to truly appreciate the positive environmental impact that you’re making! Tracking your reduction in carbon emissions reinforces your commitment to a more sustainable future – and that’s something to be proud of.
In short, a monitoring system assists to:
- Track overall system performance (including panels and inverter)
- Track the amount of solar energy generated
- Track the amount of solar energy consumed (used)
- Track the amount of solar energy exported to the grid
- Calculate the amount of energy saved in dollar figures
- Calculate the amount carbon reduction in CO2
- Ensure regular maintenance of your solar system
- Raise the alarm if any system problems arise
- Act as a safety feature
The power of a monitoring system goes beyond just tracking your solar system’s performance. It empowers you to understand your system and make informed decisions that could benefit your energy consumption patterns, and savings. At Quantum Solar, we are committed to our post-installation services, which is why we offer system monitoring services to our customers. So you can rest assured that we’re here with you every step of the way.
If you would like to talk to us about a monitoring system for your solar system call us on 1300 4 SOLAR.