Valdemar wrote:Yes, it is pretty cool. I have access to per-panel telemetry data, such as current, power, energy, voltage, and optimizer voltage, with the ability to draw overlayed curves so I can compare panel performance.
That's nice! Overlaying different results is something that Enphase does not allow me to do (at least I have not figured out how to do it). Do you have the ability to overlay results from the same panel, but from different days?
Valdemar wrote:The installer didn't do a good job of creating a logical layout that's why the panel numbers appear to be random, also all panels show up on one string in the logical layout view I have access to while there are actually 2. I'm not too happy about it but given the optimizer locations are actually correct it is not that big of a deal.
Yeah, I figured you had two strings in your system. Too bad they didn't make the logical assignments, well, logical.
Valdemar wrote:Panel #30 has a bad optimizer or some other issue, the installer will come out to take care of it, hopefully soon.
O.K. I was thinking that result was from shading, but I hadn't realized I could do playbacks, so I didn't see the odd behavior. I agree that the shading you do have on a couple of units is so minor that its a don't care. I have quite a bit more shading than you do!
You'll have to start an MTBF thread for SolarEdge!
(Not really, that is considered an infantile failure, so it doesn't impact MTBF.) But hopefully SolarEdge will keep this data public so that we can see failures if/when they do occur.
Valdemar wrote:As for temperature reporting, for the inverter it is available through the API but not visible in the portal, unsure if it is reported by individual optimizers.
Temperature is not overly critical, but I find that it does help me to understand why some "perfect solar" days produce more than others. I would think SolarEdge would want to know the temperature as much as anyone else, just to understand the environment better. But perhaps they decided that was just one more thing that could break and lower the MTBF.
I see some of your panels producing over 270W. That's a lot for this time of year (and more than any Enphase inverter will ever produce). So I guess you have 300Wp panels (9kW/30=300W)?
Again, very cool! Thanks for sharing!
ETA: I just discovered the "Collapse" feature. It looks like this might do something I've been asking Enphase to allow me do: to monitor on a per-subarray basis. In the SolarEdge case, it appears to sum up results based on logical grouping, which could be by string but also could be done by subarray.