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    • Analysis for November 2020   Daily Averages - Production: 44.5 kWh Consumption: 37.6 kWh Own Consumption: 20.6 kWh Export: 23.9 kWh Import: 17.0 kWh Cost:  $0.23 Yield: 5.2 kWh/kW   November was 13% better than predicted, with production of 1,336 kWh against a predicted 1187 kWh. The best day was November 11th with 59.3 kWh produced, our second best day since install. The worst day was November 5th with just 6.7 kWh produced.   In November we had 25 'Green Days', where we exported more than we imported. November was also a 'Green Month' exporting 718 kWh to the grid, against 509 kWh drawn from the grid.   Since install last December, the system has produced 13.0 MWh of electricity, and has paid back 26.1% of it's installation cost.   Cheers, Jason.
    • We have just passed our first year since our system was hooked up. The vital stats are:   Total Solar Production: 12.96 MWh Total Household Consumption: 12.66 MWh Energy Exported to Grid: 6.96 MWh Energy Imported from Grid: 6.66 MWh Total value of power produced: $2,766   Highest 5-minute output: 8.35 kW (14 October) Highest daily production: 60.604 kWh (28 December) Highest daily consumption: 90.427 kWh (28 November, the last day of the first year, which was a stinking hot day, and the longest we've ever run the air-con) Highest daily export: 49.631 kWh (12 November) Highest daily import: 46.516 kWh (30 April) Highest daily cost: $15.32 (15 July) Lowest daily cost: (-$6.71) (28 December)   So, we produced more than we used, and exported more than we imported. I'd count that as a success on the greenie scale. It has paid back 26% of the installation cost, not bad for one year. I doubt the next year will be nearly as good, as our electricity plan won't be as beneficial, and the next years solar forecast is not as good, what with the La Nina and all.   Cheers, Jason.  
    • Our system  has been in for about 1 week and I've been somewhat glued to the fronius app  pondering matters of  consumption and production.   eg.     What the hell are those spikes,   what's that ~400w baseline consumption We have an 8kW system but 5kW export cap so I've been looking times of excess production and thinking about what consumers I can move to make the most of it..          It's almost reverse consumption anxiety because it's annoying leaving kW on the table so there's times I want to consume more just to see the system hit it's 8kW potential.       My mrs on the other hand put the dishwasher on at night earlier this week.   tsk tsk.     
    • I think you're right.    A home network upgrade is on the cards so I'll  run a cable.    Thanks for the tip and vid.   I checked and it was already ON.   The logging does seems better now than the first few days.   I haven't noticed any big delays (several hours) in history updating recently,  but that might be because I'm not looking at as often now the novelty has worn off a little.       
    • @manchu I'd suspect WiFi connection reliability. I never count on wifi, and always run a cable if possible. My Fronius is hard wired, and I never have issues (unless I'm fiddling, which I'm prone to).   Another thing to make sure of is that Night Mode is set to 'ON' in your inverter. If you have a Fronius Smart Meter, you MUST have night mode enabled so your logging works correctly.   I've made a little video for you here on how to do it.   Cheers, Jason.      
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