When you install a solar energy system, you should be able to determine how well it is running. The best way to do that is through solar monitoring. Most installers put proprietary monitoring software in place and connect it to the system’s inverters, which convert the DC electricity the solar panels produce into AC electricity that we can use. In most cases, you can access the data the solar monitoring system generates through mobile apps. Commercial solar monitoring benefits are numerous, and they include the following:
Increased Awareness of System Operations
With solar system monitoring, you can easily check how much solar power your system is producing. Most monitoring software allows you to check how each inverter and panel perform so you can determine if any of them need maintenance or if their solar productivity can be increased. The monitoring system also quickly updates the data so you will always know how your system is performing in real time. For instance, at Verogy, our monitoring systems acquire data in 15-minute intervals to meet regulatory reporting requirements. Keeping a close eye on your solar energy system will give you peace of mind and let you know that your system is operating as efficiently as possible.
Reduced Energy Costs
Monitoring systems enable you to make sure your system is running efficiently, so you receive maximum energy consumption for minimal costs. They also offer you quantitative and qualitative data reports so you can make sense of how your system is running and how it affects your electric bills. These reports show your system’s solar production by day, week, month, and year, and you can compare and contrast the data between these periods. That way, you can see what your system’s renewable energy production is in the long term.
Emails Alerts That Keep You Informed
Many monitoring systems use email alerts to let you know when your solar system is having problems. This lets you call for maintenance before the problem grows large enough to affect the entire system. By paying attention to these email alerts, you have preventive maintenance performed on your system before it—and your entire business—experiences downtime. Having alerts in place helps keep your system running smoothly.
As mentioned above, many monitoring systems have companion apps that customers can access from their mobile devices. With data and reports available on your preferred mobile device, you can easily check on your system’s performance. Their use of apps mean that monitoring systems are a technologically advanced way of checking on the energy your solar panels and their inverters produce.
System Monitoring for Your Business’s Needs
At Verogy, we offer solar system monitoring services that provide you with data and reports in web-based and PDF forms, depending on your business’s needs. We provide these to help your system receive the tax credits and other funding resources you need to finance it. If you are interested in our services, or if you have any questions about them, contact us today.