Importance of monitoring your solar panels

Why is monitoring my solar panels important?

Monitoring your solar panels allows you to make the most of your investment in the sun's power.

Solar panels are a reliable and low maintenance way to cut costs on the power bill. However, just as your car goes to the mechanic for a regular service, monitoring your solar system is just as important to ensure its performing as its best.

Why should you get a monitoring system?

Solar panels are designed with the elements in mind. They are built tough and with as few vulnerable parts as possible to reduce upkeep and maintenance. A comprehensive solar health check of your system can help increase your solar power production, curbing your bill and reducing your reliance on the power grid.

How does it work?

To be able to monitor the performance of your solar power system, you will need to wire a small device into your electrical switchboard. This is designed to keep an eye on your solar panels and inverter as well as your power usage. Most can be accessed online or via a mobile app, so you can view your solar system performance at any time.

With this information at your disposal, you can make sure your solar system is producing energy at its most optimal and adjust your lifestyle for those rainy months when the energy return isn’t what you might have hoped for.

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Why does this benefit me?

Solar energy is a complex field, and naturally many homeowners don’t fully understand the impact their solar panels have. A monitoring system can act as a translator, collecting, displaying, and comparing this month’s data to the last in an easy-to-understand medium. You can check grid export/import rates, your energy consumption or your solar batteries charge levels. No matter how you use your solar panels, a monitoring system gives you valuable analytic tools.

How do I get a monitoring system?

Surprisingly, you might already have a monitoring system in place. If your solar system has an inverter and is connected to the internet, there’s a good chance that it contains inbuilt software that serves a similar purpose. There are many brands and models of monitoring systems available on the market today, and it can be difficult to match service to your solar panels.

Contact Auswell Energy Today

If you are based in Brisbane or the Gold Coast and are interested in getting the most out of your solar panel system, please don’t hesitate to contact Auswell Energy! We can provide guidance and help you get the best solution for all your energy needs. Call us on 1300 287 955 or email us at info@auswellenergy.com.au today.

Auswell Energy specialises in solar power installation for residential properties on the Gold Coast, Brisbane & surrounding areas, including Tweed Heads.

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