Which Solar Analytics Data Download is right 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 is 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 selected, type in the 'Site Name' on the field indicated (2). Please refer to the image below.
Types of Reporting:
1. Daily Site Data
Daily Site Data is used for reporting on monthly data sets. It is ideal for a quick overview of energy measurements and for assessing actual versus expected system performance. It is also useful as a base data set for additional calculations such as excess daily energy.
This data is available in two locations:
- The End User dashboard, under the “Monthly Report” menu, customisable for any month.
- The Fleet dashboard, under the “Data Download” menu, available from system commissioning, 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 and aggregates all consumption data into a single data set. If more than one inverter is present, all solar output will also be aggregated into a single generation data set.
This data is useful for analysis of demand profiles, self-consumed energy and exported energy. It 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.
The 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 uses raw data, measured by the devices and channels on site. The report is presented in five-minute data and time-stamped increments. It includes everything that can be viewed in the Fleet Dashboard under the “Live Data - Long Energy” tab and is most useful for highly detail analysis. It is useful in assessing network voltage and peak demand.
Importantly, it should be noted that this data is raw and 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 excess solar exported to the grid.
The 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 a report get sent?
Once you have selected the type of data you would like to download, a link will be sent to your email address. 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 it will expire if not used in the following hour.
Can end users access this data?
Yes, end users can access the monthly report of daily energy data. Fleet site managers can view all report data. Special permission can be granted by Solar Analytics support to allow fleet owners to view more detailed reports. On the rare occasion that an end user wants high level data reporting, resellers are free to download this 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 too large to be easily provided.
How to change the time interval for Detailed Site Data CSV file?
Please follow the step by step instructions on the link here