SolarView Technologies released SolarView Home Monitor to give residential solar owners continuous, proactive and automated system monitoring.
SolarView Home Monitor works to notify homeowners of problems with their systems immediately to make sure they don’t receive expensive bills from their electric utility companies. Whether due to failure of panels, optimizers, inverters or other components, homeowners usually have no idea if their system is malfunctioning. Days, weeks, or even months may go by before a homeowner becomes aware of a problem.
While solar manufacturers collect data on system production and failures and may make that information available via website or app, constantly checking a site is inconvenient and impractical. SolarView proactively checks solar project status every 15 minutes and continuously updates the SolarView Desktop app. It also sends out daily and monthly production reports by email and text.
SolarView tracks energy production month by month and compares it against the promises made by the installer, accounting for the deterioration of solar panels over time. Each month the homeowner receives a report by email or text message summarizing how closely actual production matched up to the pre-sales promises. With this information, the homeowner can ensure that the installer addresses its contractual obligations.
“Homeowners spend a lot of money on their solar energy systems, and they have a right to know they are getting what they paid for,” said Dave Wood, SolarView Technologies’ director of product design. “The data is there, but the homeowners can’t easily get to it. And if they do get to it, it’s just raw numbers that don’t mean much to them. SolarView delivers the data to the homeowners so they don’t need to find it. SolarView presents the data in an understandable, actionable way so the homeowners can be sure they are getting the energy production they were promised.”