Should I get third party monitoring?
Most inverters allow monitoring locally to a computer. Energy retailers or distributors often have energy monitoring on-line. More sophisticated monitoring would require third party monitoring which costs upwards of $250.
Every five years or so, have a level 2, solar qualified electrician check your solar panel system. They’ll ensure that all components are functioning properly.
How much would a monitoring system cost?
SUBJECT TO BRAND/SUPPLIER! Many inverters come with monitoring systems to connect to your PC, smartphone, etc. A third-party monitoring system such as solar analytics would have the below costs:
Is there any monitoring technology that I should consider purchasing with the battery?
In addition to monitoring systems provided by your battery storage system manufacturer, there are a number of third-party home energy monitoring solutions available.
Do LEDs get hot?
LED bulbs do get warm but the heat is pulled away by a heat sink in the base of the bulb. From there, the heat dissipates into the air and the LED bulb stays cool, helping to keep its promise of a very long life.
Inverters - limiting export without shutting PV output off entirely, to avoid solar export charges.
"I'm reading about proposals to charge for export. I'd like to understand what inverter smarts are available to respond to signals from the meter/grid in order to limit export without shutting PV output off entirely." "Most inverters only have ...
Should I get a string or panel optimised inverter?
It depends on your location, shade, and available roof space. Although string inverters are about $2,000 cheaper than microinverters and DC optimisers, they often aren’t as efficient as below: Shading Decreases Entire System’s Efficiency No ...