ltbighorn wrote:As an side, it seems Enphase has started making Envoys only report 15-minute interval failures, down from 5-minute, as a cost saving measure. This results in stair-stepping on the Enphase graphs (and anything that pulls from their API). Very annoying. In order to get 5-minute data back I've had to switch pvoutput from API polling to pushes from my local server polling the Envoy-S. Seems silly. If they want to cost save, they should just reduce the >30 day 5-minute interval data down to 15-minutes. Tiny savings either way, but the storage cost of the long-term data is going to way outsize the last couple weeks of data.
Yes, that was my exact thoughts as well, and frankly, I'm pissed that they didn't properly notify customers when taking away the feature, especially when they don't provide a good way to get the data directly off the envoy.
I just wanted to follow up on this subject since I just upgraded to an Envoy-S over the weekend. What I see in the Installer Toolkit App is that the Envoy-S has a setting known as "Report Setting" which defaults to "Low-Bandwidth", but which can be easily switched to "Standard". The "More Info" provided in the Installer Toolkit App says this:
Enphase Installer Toolkit App wrote:This Envoy is set to standard reporting, which typically reports 5-minute interval data to Enlighten every 5 minutes during daylight hours. You may switch to low-bandwidth, which reports 15-minute interval data to Enlighten four times per day.
But then when I look at the settings for the new Envoy-S in Enlighten Manager, this is what I see:
As you can see, it talks about "...at least every 15 minutes...", but that clearly is referring to the reporting interval, not the interval between data points since the "Low-Bandwidth" setting clearly provides data more often than four times each day.
What I see on Enlighten is that yesterday when the new Envoy-S was reporting in "Low-Bandwidth" mode, each inverter was updated every 15 minutes, but today each inverter is updated every 5 minutes since I switched to "Standard" "Report Setting". As such, it appears that if you an Envoy-S AND have access to Enlighten Manager or the Installer Toolkit, you can set it whichever way you prefer, at least for the time being.
BTW, kudos to Enphase for making it so that the Envoy-S can be added to a system without ever needing to call support. The Installer Toolkit makes things much more straightforward, even if there is NO internet connection available to the system. It updated the Envoy-S immediately from my iPad and then the Envoy-S has been spending its time over the past couple of days updating the firmware on my M250s and M215IGs. It appears that for whatever reason those updates were not happening with the old Envoy. I'm glad to see that since one of my M250s had failed to receive the previous updates that its siblings had received and was still running the original image which it had received in 2013. Now nine of the M250s (the oldest ones) are all at firmware v01.22.00 and some of the M215IGs appear to be getting updated with that version today. (It appears that it has uploaded the firmware, but that it will not request a reboot in the middle of the day while the sun it shining. We'll see what happens...)