This section will outline the steps and information required to complete the registration process of the Solar Analytics monitoring hardware.
You will need a Solar Analytics login to access the Fleet Dashboard. On the Fleet Dashboard you will have access to multiple features that will help you manage and navigate all of your Solar Analytics customers. For this section, the following features will be discussed:
- Add New Site
- Pending Sites
PRO TIP: If you are contracting for a Solar Retailer/Reseller, this registration process should be completed by the Solar Retailer/Reseller. Unless you have been provided specific instructions to complete the registration of the Solar Analytics Monitoring, you can disregard this section.
1. Add New Site
Once you have logged into your Solar Analytics portal, go to My Sites List. Here you will see a view like the figure below.
To begin the Site Registration process, click on “Add New Site” (circled red above). This will take you to the start of the Site Registration process where you can begin to enter the customer’s information.
1.1 Customers Details
This is the first page where you will have to key in some customer specific information. The figure below is what you should expect.
This table outlines the various fields and a brief description.
1.2 Site Details
1.3 Solar System Details
This section collects details of the specific solar PV system installed. This information is crucial for Solar Analytics to accurately calculate the expected system production. We use the information here in algorithms to correctly determine the expected system production at any given time.
Is your inverter missing from the list?
If the inverter installed is missing from the list provided, select “YES” and enter in the inverter details as instructed. This will flag a support request with Solar Analytics support to enter the manufacturer’s details and data sheet information into the Solar Analytics database.
Is your solar panel missing from the list?
Similar to the inverter input, if the solar panel manufacturer and model is missing from the list, key in the details manually and Solar Analytics support will have it added to the database.
PRO-TIP: Click the gear wheel on any inverter/subarray to edit/duplicate/delete the inverters.
Subarray details are to be added per inverter. A Subarray is a group of modules which have identical tilt and orientation and are connected to a single MPPT input. A Subarray may consist of one or more identical Strings connected in parallel.
1.4 Confirmation Warnings
When Step 3 is completed, the user will likely be prompted with a few confirmation warnings to ensure that the details are input correctly. These are merely fail safe checks to ensure the PV system information included is correct. Click through Yes for all these warnings to proceed.