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    • The frugal fairy
    • By The frugal fairy 21st Jul 19, 10:25 PM
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    Solar panel advice
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    • 21st Jul 19, 10:25 PM
    Solar panel advice 21st Jul 19 at 10:25 PM
    We are doing well with our panels. After 3.5 years we have made 30% of the cost in generation payments. So considering we also save on electricity costs I am very happy with the return. Is there any software we can use that can tell us how well we are utilising the electricity we generate ? We have our names down for a gen 2 smart meter as presently the meter is in a cupboard so hard to monitor. Thanks for reading.
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    • chamelion
    • By chamelion 22nd Jul 19, 12:32 AM
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    • 22nd Jul 19, 12:32 AM
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    • 22nd Jul 19, 12:32 AM
    Pvoutput? Combined with loop energy?
    5.42 kWp System, E-W. Installed 30 Nov 2017.
    • Zarch
    • By Zarch 22nd Jul 19, 9:43 AM
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    • 22nd Jul 19, 9:43 AM
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    • 22nd Jul 19, 9:43 AM
    A smart meter may well be all you need, depends on how deep you want to go.

    I love my emonPi setup, but its not cheap.

    https://openenergymonitor.org/

    But you can get tons and tons of graphs and data.
    17 x 300W panels on a 3.68 SolarEdge system in Sunny Sheffield.
    • Reed_Richards
    • By Reed_Richards 22nd Jul 19, 3:36 PM
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    • 22nd Jul 19, 3:36 PM
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    • 22nd Jul 19, 3:36 PM
    I got software bundled with my inverter - so it might be worth checking if there is anything similar available to you.
    Reed
    • The frugal fairy
    • By The frugal fairy 18th Oct 19, 2:20 PM
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    • 18th Oct 19, 2:20 PM
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    • 18th Oct 19, 2:20 PM
    Sorry I keep forgetting to reply. It is a Zanussi inverter.
    • Reed_Richards
    • By Reed_Richards 20th Oct 19, 9:51 AM
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    • 20th Oct 19, 9:51 AM
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    • 20th Oct 19, 9:51 AM
    I believe Zanussi make a "Twin tracker inverter" - but i haven't been able to find out anything about it. The situation is complicated by a company calling itself Zanussi solar which tends to dominate the search results. There is a warning about that company in this thread: https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5953765
    Reed
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