Consumption page is one of the most exciting pages on the Solar Analytics Dashboard where you can view the energy usage consumed by your site compared to how much solar energy has been generated by your solar system.
This article contains the following sections:
- Daily production and consumption graph
- Total energy daily production and consumption
- Energy breakdown
- Total Consumption
- Net Spend
You can also access the Consumption page by clicking on the "Consumption" tab on left side of the dashboard.
Overview of the Consumption Page
Daily Production and Consumption
Yellow curve: represents the solar production in 5 minute intervals.
Purple curve: represents the energy consumption imported from the grid in 5 minute intervals.
Overlap of yellow and purple curves: represent the produced energy consumed on site.
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If your import tariff is greater than your feed-in tariff, it is in your best interest to consume as much solar energy on site as possible during production hours to maximise your savings. In other words, increase the overlap of your yellow and purple curves.
The production and consumption data for a specific date can be selected from and icons.
> You may have other circuits monitored such as hot water represented by the red curve and other represented by the blue curve in the above example.
Total Energy Daily Production and Consumption
Produced: total energy produced from your solar system in kWh per day.
Consumed: total energy consumed on site in kWh per day (i.e. energy imported from grid + solar consumed on site). In the below example, data is shown on a weekly basis. You can click on the 'MONTH', 'YEAR' or 'TOTAL' buttons to change this.
A specific date can be selected from and icons.
> To hide a circuit click on the corresponding coloured icon. For example to hide total energy produced, click on the icon.
In this section, you can view the energy breakdown in kWh in the selected date range for:
- Solar consumed on site
- Energy imported from the grid
- Solar exported to the grid
Date range can be selected by clicking onto the icon located in .
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If your import tariff is greater than your feed-in tariff, the best case scenario is for the graph to be mostly yellow, followed by orange with as little purple as possible. This would mean you are getting the best value for your solar during this time period.
Total consumption is the total energy consumed on site in kWh (i.e. energy import from grid + solar consumed on site) in the selected date range.
Savings is the total amount saved in $ in the selected date range .
Your savings is calculated by:
Savings = ( kWh consumed on site x your import tariff ) + ( kWh exported x the export tariff )
> For more information about savings click on the icon or visit our savings page.
> You can update your import and export tariffs by clicking on the icon in the Savings box.
Net spend in $ is displayed in the selected date range .
Your net spend is calculated by:
Net Spend = ( kWh imported from the grid x your import tariff )
- ( kWh exported to the grid x your export tariff )
> For more information about how Net Spend is calculated click on the icon.
> You can update your import and export tariffs by clicking on the icon in the Net Spend box.