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solar system monitoring

A comparison of home energy management systems in Australia

January 26, 2017
EMS

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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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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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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A gift from above: UAVs for solar farm quality control

November 17, 2014
UAVs for solar farm quality

BQ Energy has adopted Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) as monitoring tools for their solar farm projects. The ‘DJI Phantom 2’ UAVs are fitted with a ‘GoPro HERO3’ camera, allowing users to capture high-definition aerial views of solar installations at any stage of their construction. The replaceable 11V, 5.2Ah battery allows for up to 25 minutes […]

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How to get the most out of your solar PV system part 1: System sizing & power usage

June 13, 2014
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Anyone who has done some investigation into having solar panels installed in Australia should by now understand that the whole endeavour only makes economic sense if the home in question ‘self-consumes’ as much of that solar power as possible. Solar feed-in tariff incentives having dried up in every state, the business case for going solar is […]

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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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