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How to read my Smart Meter

smaster553

Member
Feb 5, 2021
51
12
New Jersey
Since my PTO, I see

04 376
40 126

Which one is correct:

1. I used net 376 kWh after sending back 126 to the grid?
2. I used 376 kWh, but I sent 126 to the grid, hence net I used 250 kWh
3. I used (376+126) kWh and 126 kWh is my Solar Production

I know #3 has low prob to be correct as my Solar production since PTO is 201 kWh (lifetime is 237 kWh) as per SolarEdge Monitoring site.

Any help appreciated.
 

jrweiss98020

Tessa's Tesla
Jan 9, 2020
413
290
Edmonds, WA
One readout is FROM the grid; the other is TO the grid. Given total production of 201, the 04 line is energy you buy from the grid, and the 40 line is energy you sold to the grid. You should have (or maybe not in NJ) a separate production meter that logs total solar production. The difference between total production and the 40 line (237-126) is energy you used in the house directly from the panels.
 

charlesj

Active Member
Oct 22, 2019
1,057
218
Monterey, CA
Boy, that is an interesting meter, two way reading. Mine just gives a running total. When I send it decreases by the amount I send, when I get, it increases.
 

smaster553

Member
Feb 5, 2021
51
12
New Jersey
One readout is FROM the grid; the other is TO the grid. Given total production of 201, the 04 line is energy you buy from the grid, and the 40 line is energy you sold to the grid. You should have (or maybe not in NJ) a separate production meter that logs total solar production. The difference between total production and the 40 line (237-126) is energy you used in the house directly from the panels.

So you mean the following:

- 126 is the amount I had access and I put back in the grid
- When my bill comes next month and we think these are the numbers, I will pay for 250 units

I think I have one chance and I should move my true up month from Feb to Mar as I think that in the Dec - Feb months are the months I will use excess than what I produce as these being low production winter months.
 

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