One of the most significant benefits of deploying a solar energy system to meet your electricity demands is that they require almost no maintenance and little monitoring. While monitoring systems are helpful to ensure your solar energy system is working as intended, they’re just as important for monitoring how much electricity your solar system is generating at any given time. From understanding what time of day your system produces the most electricity to tracking how much energy you’re consuming versus storing, monitoring systems can help you optimize solar performance.
In this post, we’ll take a closer look at how solar energy monitoring systems work, what they can track, and how they can help you maximize solar energy production.
How Solar Energy Monitoring Systems Work
Solar monitoring systems allow you to monitor and create custom reports based on how much energy your system produces, from one centralized platform. That means you can track everything from daily production to lifetime production all on one intuitive dashboard. You’ll even be able to access your dashboard from anywhere, anytime with mobile and online platforms.
With access to real-time metrics, you can be confident your system is running efficiently no matter where you are. In the event an issue arises, you’ll be able to see precisely how performance is impacted, so you can find a resolution as quickly as possible.
Solar monitoring systems work by tapping in to your system’s inverter or inverters. As your inverter converts DC electricity into AC electricity to power your facility, the monitoring system translates those power levels into data that is sent to a cloud-based monitoring system. That data feeds your monitoring system application in real-time for around-the-clock access.
What Solar Monitoring Systems Track
Fundamentally, solar monitoring platforms assure you your system is working as intended. You’re able to track how much energy your system is generating in real time, along with whether it’s overproducing (generating more power than your facility is consuming) or underproducing (generating less power than your facility is consuming) in real time.
Not only do monitoring systems track solar energy production; they’re also able to help you detect problems and defects in panels as well as recommend necessary repairs. As rare as solar panel repairs are, having a solar monitoring system in place ensures minimal downtime in the event of a failure.
How Solar Monitoring Improves Performance
By continuously monitoring solar panel output, you’re able to refine and adjust your solar system to optimize the system for your needs and operations. At the same time, you’re able to measure exactly how much money your solar energy system has saved you over time. You can better understand which factors and under what conditions your system performs at peak performance to help you achieve your efficiency goals while maximizing ROI.
Connecticut’s Solar Energy Experts
If you’re ready to take the first step to a brighter future with clean energy, contact the experts at Verogy today. We’ll work with you to clarify your energy efficiency goals and design a solar solution optimized for your operations.