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Since getting better analytics and monitoring the myenergi app (most waking hours), I find myself starting to obsess now over real-time consumption.

Soon I reckon I might be able to see and hear power flowing through the walls. Anyone else, or is this just me??? ūüôā

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Never had real time monitoring in my old system 

But the new system has it and I’m checking it 10 + times a day 

Am I¬†addicted or is this just a phase ūü§™

 

I have a question - Is there a universal monitoring app Or does one need to use the prescribed app that comes with the inverter 

 

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There are aftermarket systems available for monitoring, and many systems do offer their own basic monitoring. Fronius offers its solar.web which I have but isn't as good as my aftermarket system.

In my case I'm using the myenergi products with CT clamps installed in all the right places so I have app-based, graphical real time monitoring.

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It’s a thing. I know, I’ve got it. I check our power consumption between two and ten or so times a day.

 

Last Friday I had a Fronius Smart Meter installed to monitor consumption on my circuits that I call ‚ÄėClimate‚Äô, which is air conditioning and underfloor heating.

I now know how much power the underfloor heating in the bathrooms really uses. 15kWh per day on weekends, and 10kWh per day during the week.

 

Cheers,

Jason.

 

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I found that initially I checked obsessively, many times a day. That slowly faded with time. Now (18 monhs later) I just tend to do a check once or twice a week to make sure everything is running as expected and there have been no massive unexpected spikes. It still gives me lots of satisfaction scrolling through the stats though.

For a bit of fun and even more different stats on the status of your system, link it up to PVoutput.org. There is even a worldwide output ladder so you can see how your system is performing. Its free for production monitoring, with a cost to include consumption metering.

Here is mine for interest:

https://pvoutput.org/list.jsp?p=0&id=76472&sid=67800&gs=0&v=0&o=date&d=desc

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20 hours ago, VectorONE said:

Slightly worse if the system is off-grid.

I don't think I could ever do off-grid, by choice. I'd be in constant worry about running out of power then.

My lifestyle right now does not lend itself to off-grid living. I imagine it takes some preparation and even mental-planning before going down that path. I've got way too many power-hungry hobbies from a serious home theatre room, to swimming pool, servers, multiple AC units etc. Our consumption is just way too high.

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:classic_biggrin: Yep! 

I used to be like that, -going by the philosophy "he who dies with the most toys wins".   But two kids and two ex wives later, I can barely afford to run this computer.

It does require a quantum shift in one's thinking to truly go off-grid. Kudos to those who can.

Neighbourly battery (or resource) load-sharing may be a future option, but I can't see it in my lifetime.

 

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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.   

 

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