Solar Analytics Data Downloads for reporting; Which one is for me?
Solar Analytics currently offers three versions of data to suit different reporting applications. These data files are downloadable via a unique link that’s generated and sent via email securely.
Where to find this feature?
The 'Data Download (1)' feature can be located on the Fleet Dashboard navigation panel. Once inside, type in the 'Site Name' on the field indicated (2). Please refer to the image below.
1. Daily Site Data
Daily Site Data is the high-level report of monthly data sets. It is ideal for a quick view of what’s going on in energy terms and for assessing actual versus expected system performance, which is based on our algorithms. It is also useful as a base data set for additional calculations to calculate (for example) excess daily energy.
This data is available in two locations:
- On the End User dashboard, under the “Monthly Report” menu, selectable as any month.
- On the Fleet dashboard, under the “Data Download” menu as a total data set since the system was commissioned, titled “Daily Site Data”
This data set includes:
- Gross daily energy generated (kWh)
- Gross daily energy consumed (kWh)
- Gross daily energy expected (kWh)
- Gross daily sub circuit consumption (kWh)
2. Detailed Site Data
Detailed site data is only available in the Fleet dashboard under “Detailed Site Data”.
It is a representation of what appears on the Consumption graph of the end user dashboard although it aggregates all consumption data into a single data set, and if more than one inverter is present, all solar output into a single generation data set.
This data is useful for further analysis of demand profiles, self-consumed energy, exported energy and is provided in five-minute data and time stamped increments. This report provides all historical data as a total data set since the system was commissioned.
This report shows:
- Aggregated gross solar generation (kWh)
- Aggregated gross energy consumption (kWh)
3. Max Site Data
Max site data is only available in the Fleet dashboard under “Max Site Data”.
This report is your raw data, based on each and every channel and device which is measured on the site and is reported in five-minute data and time stamped increments. It includes virtually everything that can be viewed in your Fleet Dashboard under the “Live Data - Long Energy” tab and is most useful for highly detailed analysis. It is potentially useful for assessing network voltage, peak demand.
Importantly, you should note that this data is raw and as such may include negative values. If solar is installed, the total site consumption will appear as Net load (rather than gross) i.e. negative values will represent the excess solar exported to the grid.
This report shows:
- Channel name
- Channel description
- Energy per channel (kWh)
- Power per channel (W)
- Energy Reactive (VArs)
- Max Current (A)
- Min Current (A)
- Max Voltage (V)
- Min Voltage (V)
How does it get sent?
Once you have selected the type of data you would like to download, a link will be sent to your email inbox. Please note that the link is sent to the email address that you use to access the Solar Analytics dashboard. It may take our server up to 15 minutes to get the link ready and will get expired if not accessed in the next hour.
Can end users access this data?
Yes, End Users can access Monthly report of Daily energy data. Fleet site managers can view all report data. Special permission can be granted by the fleet owner to view detailed reports, with Solar Analytics support. On the rare occasion, that end users want a high level of data resellers are free to download and sent it on their behalf.
Why isn’t 30 second data available?
A typical solar site with only three channels will contain around 20,000 lines of data in our Max report in five-minute format and is a very substantial data set. Thirty second data would contain around 200,000 lines of data and is considered very cumbersome and data heavy, hence is not provided.
How can I calculate solar designs using this data?
If you are measuring consumption only and want to use this data for pre-feasibility, there are two ways to use our data to assist in design.