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We have a great system for monitoring the energy generation from your solar PV system. Our Omnimeters monitor both Total kWh and Reverse kWh, which allows you to monitor both generation and consumption. That is to say, how much electricity flows to, or from, the grid. You will be able to monitor both how much electricity you are generating and how much you are consuming. It will allow you to assess the performance of your systems and determine if they are performing as expected, or whether they could be improved. Depending on the parameters that you want to meter (solar generation, total consumption, net of generation/consumption, power sent to the grid, power pulled from the grid), you may need to use two meters. The options diagramed below show the various ways to meter a solar array and what each will provide by way of information.
Our Omnimeter Pulse v.4 and Omnimeter Pulse UL v.4 are great options for solar Net Metering (see Option 3 below). In addition to Total and Reverse kWh, that all of our Omnimeter models provide, these meters also provide the direction of current in real time. This makes it possible to know, in real time, if you are generating more power than you are consuming, and whether you are sending or pulling power, to or from the grid. Both of these meters are listed by the California Solar Initiative as eligible for Performance Based Incentives (PBI). In other words, you may be eligible to earn money back from your Utility, in California, by using one these meters to monitor the performance of your solar array. Check with your local Utility to see if you are eligible.
Option 1:If you have a submeter at the output of your inverter, you will know how much power your solar inverter is producing but you will not know for sure how much power you are consuming vs how much power you are sending to the grid.
Option 2:If you have the submeter on your load, you will know how much you are consuming but will not know where the power is coming from, i.e., how much your solar array is producing vs. how much power you are getting from the grid.
Option 3 (Net Metering):If you have a submeter right next to your utility meter, you will know how much energy you are sending and receiving from the grid (by the meter's Total kWh and Reverse kWh values), but will not know exactly how much your solar is producing and how much your load is consuming from your solar. In this case, for example, the submeter could be reading 0 Net kWh because your solar is producing 3,000 watts and your house is consuming 3,000 watts.
Option 4:If you install two submeters, one on the output of your inverter, and one on the load, this would tell you (with some math) everything you need to know: how much the solar is producing, how much you are consuming, and how much is being sent to or received from the grid.
Option 5:This installation also has two submeters, one on the output of your inverter and one on the utility side of your electrical panel. It will also tell you (with some additional math) everything you need to know: how much the solar is producing, how much you are consuming, and how much is being sent to or received from the grid.
Electric Vehicle Monitoring
Our monitoring system is also a great way to monitor the performance of your electric vehicle. It will allow you to determine how much electricity your electric vehicle is using, when your EV is charging, what miles/kWh performance your EV is achieving, and how much money your EV is saving you by avoiding the gas station.
Water is a precious resource that should not be wasted. So therefore, in our view, it should not go un-monitored. Water that is measured, recorded, and understood, is less likely to leak and less likely to be wasted. We've designed a system that will allow you to monitor water usage remotely from anywhere in the world.
We have Pulse Output Water Meters that can either be read directly from the dials on the face of the meter, or remotely by our Omnimeter Pulse v.4 and the EKM Push System. The EKM Push system will automatically record your water use over time, making it possible to optimize, track, and improve your water use efficiency. This system sends your water use data to the cloud where you can access it with your computer or mobile device. This allows you to know, in real time, what your current usage is for the day, week, month, or year. It will also let you know if your water is running when it shouldn't be. Leak detection alone can save you thousands of dollars by preventing water damage, not to mention what you could save by mitigating usage penalties from your water utility. We also provide the data for free. In other words, there are no recurring fees for our cloud data service, so any savings you see associated with leak detection, or water conservation, remain in your wallet.
You can either get raw data in a variety of different formats from our Open API, or monitor your water meter data with one of our software options. Our preferred method of monitoring water meter data is via Encompass.io, which is our web application designed for this purpose. You can convert pulses to units of water and assign a cost to those units. This allows you to monitor how much you are spending and/or how much you are saving due to your conservation efforts.
Another great way to quickly view you water data is with the EKM Widget. The examples below show water usage over a couple of different time periods. The same widget can be customized to show you water meter data and will display on virtually any internet browser from your computer or mobile device.
The example above indicates that there might be a small leak in this home. You can infer this because the baseline usage is 0.75 gallons (0.1 cubic foot), not 0 gallons. In other words, the water meter always increments at least 0.75 gallons per day. Because the residents are occasionally aways from home, and the meter still reads 0.75 gallons on those days, you can infer that there is a leak somewhere.