Follow along with Kirk of the The Forever Homestead as he discusses the challenges of living off-grid in a cold climate, the need to carefully monitor power consumption vs. solar generation and how he is using the Eyedro EYEFI-4 solar energy monitor to make that an easier task!
“Monitoring power while off grid is important for many reasons including battery health. In this video we give our feedback on a device from Eyedro Green Solutions.”
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 set up?
It is now far too late to make any changes to maximize your solar energy – also known as your money.
The Eyedro EYEFI system monitors your solar generation AND your consumption at the same time. 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.
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