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gibbo9000

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Fellow SNA'r with an interest.  Well done Marc.

Solar panels since 2012; Powerwall since 2018.  Remain amazed at lack of smarts in optimisation of effective battery usage by installers.  Deployed effectively the impact on the grid is very positive IMHO, and should be the focus of subsidies.

Gibbo

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Welcome Gibbo and thanks so much for joining.

Agreed on lack of installer knowledge on anything other than making the connections. I've got two Fronius Primo inverters and had to research and go about linking them together myself (for the purpose of analytics etc). Neither the installer or even the retailer who sold me the system had any idea about how to go about it!

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59 minutes ago, Marc said:

All good, I eventually got it sorted and working. Now I'm looking at installing Solar Analytics as the built in stuff is pretty basic.

Marc, the Fronius stuff is much more usefull if you have a Fronius Smart Meter at your feed-in point. Additional usefulness is added by adding more FSM's to specific power circuits.

There's also the Fronius Sensor Box, which adds even more data channels.

 

Cheers,

Jason.

 

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12 hours ago, Marc said:

Agreed on lack of installer knowledge on anything other than making the connections.

There are a few gems out there, but unfortunately not the mainstream guys.  Hopefully this forum will surface some of our joint experiences and help mobilise what I am sure is a wealth of personal knowledge on more linformed ideas and solutions.  I went through many iterations of clamps and monitoring with solar alone (as Solivia Inverter had none) feeding PV Output.  Looked at Reposit Power and others after that, but Powerwall (and complete rewiring of fuse box) streamlines things.  The battery challenge for those on two tier tariffs like us is using the cloud forecast to determine optimal charge overnight.  More on that in other discussions.

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