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Solar system monitoring

A comparison of home energy management systems in Australia

January 26, 2017
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Solar PV systems are already commonplace and affordable in Australia, and battery storage is getting there quickly as well. Increasingly, Australia’s solar homes are looking for ways to maximise the value that solar & storage are able to deliver. Home energy management systems (sometimes referred to as EMSs or HEMS) are fast becoming a popular […]

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Wattwatchers wins Australian Technology Competition

October 6, 2016

Wattwatchers, a Sydney-based “internet of things” energy management start-up has been selected by judges as one of two winners of this year’s Australian Technology Competition. The developer of the web-based real time energy management Auditor device, took out the New Energy Award for 2016, while Melbourne-based company Independent Products won the Smart Cities Award for […]

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Solar Analytics to help give solar system owners detailed insights into system performance

September 30, 2015
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Although there are now well over 1 million households in Australia with solar PV systems, only around 1% of them have any sort of performance monitoring equipment in place. This leaves the vast majority of system owners in the dark as to what to do if they think that their system is underperforming. To fill […]

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e*star electricity load monitoring: Understand your electricity usage

July 17, 2015
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e*star is an electricity usage monitoring platform that allows users to understand their electricity usage in detail, giving its users actionable insights into their power consumption patterns. The company’s innovative software and hardware are for use in both residential and commercial applications – and is ideal for solar system owners who would like to maximise the […]

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SPLASH: Flashy yet practical monitoring for solar energy systems

June 29, 2015

Quality performance monitoring should be an essential component of any solar energy system, but is sometimes the first thing to be sacrificed in the name of cost-savings. New Zealand’s SPLASH Monitoring is a company who has made it a mission to turn this often overlooked feature into the centerpiece of any installation. SPLASH’s attractive, interactive […]

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Panel maker Suntech expands reach to energy storage, performance monitoring & off-grid renewables

January 29, 2015
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Suntech Power is well known in Australia as a solar panel manufacturer. Now a subsidiary of Shunfeng International Clean Energy Ltd. (formerly Shunfeng Photovoltaic International Ltd.), the company has installed more than 80 GW of panels in over 80 countries since its founding in 2005. It currently has an estimated annual production capacity of 2,000 […]

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Sun MonitOZ’s hardware-free solar performance monitoring app launches in Australia

November 20, 2014
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Sun MonitOZ, a hardware-free solar system performance monitoring app, has officially launched in Australia after its beta-testing phase. The web app, accessible via a computer or any mobile device, allows users to easily determine if their system is performing as well as it should be and–if not–to quickly troubleshoot problems. Australian homes and businesses switch on […]

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Solar forecasting & solar system performance modeling services by Reuniwatt

April 12, 2014
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The world’s electricity mix is changing much more rapidly than could have been anticipated just a decade ago. As renewable energy sources like wind and solar power grow to take up an ever-larger share of the world’s electricity generation portfolio, it becomes increasingly important to know what to expect from them–preferably as far in advance […]

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Sun MonitOZ: Solar system performance app (Currently seeking beta-testers)

April 11, 2014
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The popularity of rooftop solar power systems has soared globally in recent years, and Australia remains one of the global leaders for home solar uptake. This is due in part to the fact that solar power is more affordable here than in many parts of the world, thanks to federal government incentives & competition between […]

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