How to measure solar production with Enegic
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In order for Enegic to be able to measure the solar production in the property correctly, the installation needs to be carried out in accordance with the following:
The three sensors on L1, L2 and L3 may only measure consumption
A fourth sensor is installed at L4 which can only measure solar energy/production
Keep in mind that Enegic Monitor combined with a solar system will not function properly if the solar system has a solar battery storage.
The property needs to be separated for correct measuring
In order for the Enegic Monitor to be able to measure solar production, the property needs to be split up. Here's how it should be done.
If you have a hybrid inverter, the installation is more of complex matter. Please contact our support.
You will need a fourth sensor (L4 sensor)
When using the Enegic Monitor for measuring a solar system, a fourth sensor (L4) must be purchased.
The L4 sensor should be connected around one phase from the inverter and should only measure solar energy production.
Mount the single sensor for solar production and the three consumption sensors
The property needs to be divided. The Enegic's sensors should not be mounted on cables where there is both production and consumption flow.
Since the sensors don't measure the direction of the current, the property needs to be divided.
Divide the property so that the sensors mounted on L1, L2 and L3 measure "one-way paths" where there is only consumption.
The sensor on L4 needs to be mounted on another "one-way path" where there is only production. This is usually a single phase located from the inverter.
Where to place the inverter
If it is a new installation, the best location of the inverter is as close to the main terminal (p1) as possible.
This is to reduce the complexity of the measurement and to reduce the number of load balancers used.
Change measurement type to 3-phase in the Enegic app
Once the installation of Enegic Monitor is complete and the property is partitioned in accordance with the instructions above, there is only one thing left to do. In the Enegic app, you need to change the type of measurement to 3-phase consumption and solar production. You do this as follows:
Go to the Physical device → Press the arrow → Settings→ Settings measurement→ 3-phase consumption and solar production
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Published Feb 28, 2023