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SolarEdge Generation Monitoring - hardwired (ethernet) network connection

BrettS

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Mar 28, 2017
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Hi @BrettS , can I ask how well a SolarEdge customer account works for total production monitoring (I'm assuming the customer account is easier to get than the installer account)? I've got to enter my total meter reading in kWh in order to collect SRECs each month.

I’ve never really looked for the data like that, so I played around a little. The MySolarEdge app as well as the solaredge.com web site are both reporting my production in MWh. It is currently reporting my lifetime production as 6.56MWh. I don’t know if it will get less precise as the lifetime number increases or not.

My Tesla app seems to still be reporting in kWh, but for me, at least, the Tesla app reports slightly lower production numbers than I get directly from the inverters. My Tesla app is reporting lifetime production of 6338kWh. I believe that in my case the discrepancy comes from the fact that the Tesla app is getting it’s numbers from the Neurio device inside my TEG, since I have a powerwall installation. In your case, with solar only the Tesla app will get it’s data directly from your inverters, so I would think that it would match what you see from SolarEdge. (Other than that missing 50kWh). I don’t know if the Tesla app will eventually switch to MWh with lower precision or not.

Someone who has had their system running longer than I have might be able to answer the question about whether the SolarEdge app or the Tesla app will lose precision as the numbers go up.
 
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BrettS

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Orlando, FL
I will also add that the MySolarEdge app is reporting that my lifetime production amount has saved 10,146.1lbs of CO2 emissions and is the equivalent of planting 76.67 trees. So if your SREC broker accepts the data in equivalent trees planted then that might be an option for you as well;)
 
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adspguy

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Dec 1, 2016
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Bedford MA
on my setup I should be able to get the tesla total from their app (from the teg), solaredge data from them via ethernet, and also my utility which puts in a separate meter of their own on the solar output. It will be interesting to compare the 3 different values.
 

Flick75

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Aug 11, 2020
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Kailua, HI

That is the correct hardware if you want to use zigbee gateway wireless with your router. The part number listed above is just a slave kit part number if you have more than one inverter. The actual gateway kit part number is SE-ZBGW-B-S1-NA. This includes an antenna, card for the inverter and the gateway itself.

SolarEdge SE-ZBGW-B-S1-NA - InverterSupply.com

You have to set the zigbee to multi-point follower vice p2p follower in your inverter if it uses setapp/no display inverter. I know this because I just installed this in both my inverters today and it works flawlessly. I changed out my cellular kit for this because the cellular in my area sucks pretty bad and the inverters kept intermittently dropping out everyday.
 

darhall993

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Jan 24, 2019
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Sandy Springs, GA
I’ve never really looked for the data like that, so I played around a little. The MySolarEdge app as well as the solaredge.com web site are both reporting my production in MWh. It is currently reporting my lifetime production as 6.56MWh. I don’t know if it will get less precise as the lifetime number increases or not.

My Tesla app seems to still be reporting in kWh, but for me, at least, the Tesla app reports slightly lower production numbers than I get directly from the inverters. My Tesla app is reporting lifetime production of 6338kWh. I believe that in my case the discrepancy comes from the fact that the Tesla app is getting it’s numbers from the Neurio device inside my TEG, since I have a powerwall installation. In your case, with solar only the Tesla app will get it’s data directly from your inverters, so I would think that it would match what you see from SolarEdge. (Other than that missing 50kWh). I don’t know if the Tesla app will eventually switch to MWh with lower precision or not.

Someone who has had their system running longer than I have might be able to answer the question about whether the SolarEdge app or the Tesla app will lose precision as the numbers go up.
Seems like BrettS and others must have a different level of access to SolarEdge data, I can see monthly data in kWh for every month as well as MWh totals for lifetime
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BrettS

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Mar 28, 2017
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Orlando, FL
Seems like BrettS and others must have a different level of access to SolarEdge data, I can see monthly data in kWh for every month as well as MWh totals for lifetime

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If you click this icon you should see panel level data. But I’m not sure what happens if you don’t have the correct privileges. I’m not sure if the icon is just greyed out and not clickable or if it doesn’t appear at all.
 

GHTech

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Jun 28, 2020
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Granada Hills, CA
Seems like BrettS and others must have a different level of access to SolarEdge data, I can see monthly data in kWh for every month as well as MWh totals for lifetimeView attachment 602121

Greetings,

My SolarEdge app only had the dashboard like yours when I got the first email from SolarEdge saying that I now have access. I opened a case with SolarEdge requesting the Layout access and I also uploaded the pictures of the optimizer serial numbers and the layout map. The support person gave me access to the Layout tab, and also placed the panels and the matching optimizers according to the grid that had the serial numbers, thinking that that was how the optimizers were on my roof. I believe that he had not seen the roof layout map that I uploaded. I reopened the case, requesting that they match the roof layout. Thereafter, I got a message saying that my account has been updated. Now I only see the Dashboard again. But the case is still open.

Regards,

GHTech
 
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