The Solar Analytics Smart monitor is a 3G enabled smart monitoring device that measures up to 3 or 6 different loads. The Solar Analytics Smart Monitor measures multiple electrical characteristics using a voltage reference frame and current measurements from the split-core current transformers. The device automatically connects to a cloud interface via 3G communications. This measured information is paired with patented smart algorithms to provide the solar PV system owner a world class monitoring and diagnostics platform.
As a standard offering, the SC-23 comes with a 1-phase tail prewired for convenience of installation. However, a 3-phase conversion kit can be purchased from Solar Analytics if the SC-23 is required to monitor three phase loads.
As a standard offering, the KR-63 comes with a 3-phase tail prewired for convenience of installation. However, this can easily be re-wired to work for a single/dual phase application.
Additional information and specifications of the SC-23 and KR-63 can be found in the support page.
LED Light Indicators
The LED lights on the Solar Analytics Smart Monitor indicate the communications operating state of the KR-63. While labelled L1, L2 and L3, these do not correspond to the phases of the system.
The Solar Analytics Smart Monitor can take up to 60 seconds to fully power on and start communicating. Once all three LED light indicators are solid, the device is operating and is communicating as per normal.
The Solar Analytics Smart Monitor is certified to the following standards:
Billing and LGCs
The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has confirmed in writing that Solar Power Purchase Agreement (SPPA) exempt sellers are not required to use an NMI approved meter to bill customers.
Furthermore, the Clean Energy Regulator (CER) has confirmed in writing that:
- The Solar Analytics Smart Monitor can be used for the purpose of creating LGCs, and
- Since the Solar Analytics Smart Monitor is rated as Class 1 (see above), the LGCs can be claimed at the full rate determined by the Solar Analytics Smart Monitor
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The Solar Analytics Smart Monitor comes with a standard SMA connection elbow antenna. This antenna must be fitted to ensure adequate signal strength for 3G communications. For installations in area with poor 3G signal, it is recommended that an external antenna be provided to increase the signal strength of the 3G signal received by the monitoring. .
Solar Analytics offers an external antenna option to be purchased in addition to the Solar Analytics Smart Monitor. If the installation site is at a location of low signal strength, it is recommended to install an external antenna.