How Much Money Am I Actually Saving With My Solar Panels?
- What are my solar savings?
Solar energy monitoring systems usually operate through their own proprietary software provided by the inverter manufacturer, and that is a very effective way of knowing how much energy you are producing – but that’s usually where the information ends. Companies and homeowners then need to wait 30 to 60 days for their utility company to send them a statement of how much is either owed or credited.
Now you have your statement and are scratching your head wondering – is this correct?
How much money is my solar saving me?
- Did you receive your full Return on Investment?
- What if you had issues with your setup?
It is now far too late to make any changes to maximize your solar energy – also known as your money.
The EYEDRO-HOME system monitors your solar generation or your consumption. With a second EYEDRO-HOME system, you can monitor solar generation, grid consumption, and net consumption. This NET METERING is the key to understanding your electrical ecosystem and how to maximize your return. Homeowners and Business owners alike can access this information in several ways, including through mobile phones, tablets, and computers.
- What happens when your internet goes down for a couple of days due to a storm?
- What if your ISP has an unexplained outage?
The Eyedro solar energy monitor has Store and Forward for up to X days, in real-time. This means that when the internet goes down, your monitoring capabilities do not.
Aside from displaying energy consumption and generation data, the MyEyedro cloud software offers many tools to help you understand your solar energy setup. You can also track historical data from your system and set up reports to be automatically emailed to you.
The MyEyedro cloud-based software allows as many users as you want to access the info and if you ever need to expand your system to monitor key loads such as air conditioners, EV chargers, swimming pool equipment, etc., the system is fully expandable.
To get some insight on the best option to power your home:
Wind vs Solar Energy: Differences in Running a House and Supplying Energy
For more information on renewable energy:
Renewable Energy and How We Can Utilise It
For more information on monitoring solar with the Eyedro Solar and Energy monitors, check out the following video and articles:
MyEyedro Net Meter Plugin video tutorial
Net Zero Home – Eyedro EYEFI Electricity Monitoring
Customer Experience: Energy Monitoring With the Solar-Ready EYEFI-4
MyEyedro Net Meter Plugin
Visit Eyedro at the Solar Canada Conference 2018, June 20-21 in Calgary
Visit Eyedro at booth 724!
CANADA’S LARGEST SOLAR ENERGY CONFERENCE
A must-attend event for solar energy professionals, stakeholders and advocates
June 20-21, 2018 | BMO Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Treaty 7 Territory
Energy Reduction with Eyedro
March 25th, 2017
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Old Quebec Street Mall at 55 Wyndham Street
Visit Eyedro to learn how our electricity monitoring systems can help you with your energy reduction initiatives at home and at work. Green ideas from a great lineup of vendors.
Bring the family out to discover some innovative green energy and sustainability products and services.
Guelph eMERGE EcoMarket Details and participating vendors.
Guelph eMERGE EcoMarket March 25th 2017
Eyedro Booth at 10th Annual Guelph EcoMarket
The Guelph EcoMarket – showcasing a great roundup of green ideas companies in an awesome venue!
Visit Eyedro at the Ontario Geothermal Association Convention 2017
Eyedro Electricity Monitoring systems – providing you with energy reduction solutions.
Find out how Eyedro electricity monitoring systems can help you reduce your hydro usage.
Eyedro Monitors Calgary’s First Net-Zero Energy Home
Home will be first in Calgary to receive government recognition of Net-Zero Energy home performance
Yesterday, Mattamy Homes, North America’s largest privately owned homebuilder, officially celebrated the completion of its first Net-Zero Energy Home (NZE) today in Calgary as part of a national project that will almost double the number of NZE homes in Canada. The home is one of five that Mattamy will be constructing in the NE community of Cityscape by Spring 2016.
Net Zero Energy homes are energy efficient residences that generate as much energy as they consume on an annual basis. Mattamy’s 1658 square foot home features advanced insulation (the Owens Corning™ CodeBord® Air Barrier System); Plygem triple-pane windows; Mitsubishi Cold Climate Air Source Heat Pump; Rheem High Efficiency Domestic Hot Water Heater, Eyedro real-time energy monitoring system; and 40 SolarMax photovoltaic panels.
“This flagship project will help pave the way for Mattamy, as well as other production homebuilders, to make Net Zero homes available in more communities,” said Brad Carr, President, Mattamy Homes Canada. “It is thanks to the contributions of our dedicated staff and project partners that we are able to achieve this milestone of completion and continue to demonstrate leadership in building energy-efficient and sustainable homes. Mattamy is proud to be one of five builders, and the only builder in Western Canada, selected to participate in this initiative, leading the way towards a more eco-friendly and sustainable future.”
Mattamy Net-Zero Energy Home
Ribbon cutting VIPs from left to right:
Andy Goyda, Owens Corning Canada
Don Barrineau, Mattamy Homes
Brad Carr, Mattamy Homes
Warren Saunders, Mattamy Homes
Donna Moore, Canadian Home Builders’ Association, Calgary
Salvatore Ciarlo, Owens Corning Canada
More than $4 million in funding and in-kind contributions from Natural Resources Canada’s ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative (ecoEII), Owens Corning Canada and the building industry will allow for the construction of at least 25 Net Zero Energy homes in four provinces — Alberta, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Québec.
The Net Zero Energy Homes Project will take what were once one-off, high performance custom homes and make them accessible to the everyday consumer. Mattamy Homes’ participation in the project will also allow it to secure a new Government of Canada certified level of recognition from Natural Resources Canada as it contributes to the improved energy performance and commoditization of net zero energy homes.
“The net zero project aims to prove that existing technologies can be utilized to make these ultra-efficient homes available at a community-scale,” said Andy Goyda, Canadian Builder Lead and Marketing Development Manager for Owens Corning Canada. “As Canada’s largest homebuilder, Mattamy is well-positioned to demonstrate that these homes can be available to the average homebuyer.”
Mattamy will also be enrolling all five homes in the Canadian Home Builders Association’s Pilot Net Zero Energy Home Labelling Program. “Innovative builders like Mattamy are key to continuing to move our industry forward, inspiring us with the possibilities, and showing just how great Canadian housing is and can be,” said Bard Golightly, past President of the CHBA. “We all love our homes. A Net-Zero Energy home loves you back — it shelters you from rising utility costs, it delivers exceptional comfort, it works better, and it lasts.”
Eyedro Monitors Calgary’s First Net-Zero Energy Home