5 reasons why you need a Fronius Smart Meter

You either have or are looking to purchase a brand new solar energy system with the industry-acclaimed Fronius Galvo, Primo or Symo solar inverter. Excellent choice. There is an abundance of talk regarding the Fronius Smart Meter. The question,

Is it worth the extra expense?

Not a complete PSW Energy scorecard and product review (coming soon), below our technical support team, list the 5 basic reasons why you need a Fronius Smart Meter.

5. It’s different to your electricity meter.

Smart Meter vs Fronius Smart Meter by Perth Solar Warehouse

Considering the new versions of state-owned electricity meters (in Australia) is also referred to as Smart Meters, these serve two completely separate purposes.

Your state-owned Smart Meter isn’t very smart to your advantage unless you are prepared to cycle through the necessary recordings at intervals you desire and prepared to record the information on a spreadsheet for an ongoing basis.

The Fronius Smart Meter provides import and export data in conjunction with production data from the solar energy system for the end user through a user-friendly portal. A portal which enables the user to easily calculate the perfect time for appliance operation in times of optimum energy savings.

4. Superior insight.

Fronius Smart Meter Insight by Perth Solar Warehouse

Utilising the Fronius Solar.web online portal, access your complete energy profile. The entire picture in association with a Fronius grid-connected inverter.


*Data produced in association with an active internet connection.

3. View from anywhere.

In assistance with an accompanying WiFi connection, view your entire energy profile from anywhere in the world. Rest assured viewing detailed energy analysis from your home or business, live in the palm of your hand or in detailed desktop view.

Complete Control Fronius Smart Meter by Perth Solar Warehouse

2. All power supplies benefit.

Both single phase and three phase power supplies have the opportunity to gain full insight into the entire energy supply. Unlike many alternative manufacturers who have not quite yet perfected the art of both single and three phase power supplies, rest assured Fronius have with two versions of the Fronius Smart Meter. No mater your grid power supply, the Fronius Smart Meter is built for your installation.

1-Phase Fronius Smart Meter by Perth Solar Warehouse

Above: The single phase Fronius Smart Meter fits into most Australian switchboards occupying no more than two poles.

3-Phase Fronius Smart Meter by Perth Solar Warehouse

Above: The three-phase Fronius Smart Meter is often a tight fit in many domestic Australian three phase switchboards, prior planning is recommended.

1. Unrivalled energy management.

Unrivalled technological insight for a price. No other central string inverter solar energy system available combined with a viewable import/ export meter (Fronius Smart Meter) can provide such detailed analytics for both homeowner and supporting installer.

Do you need one?

YES, if you love data as much as we do that is! However, at the end of the day, it will depend on your individual circumstance and how well you can adapt to technology. If you don’t care much for data and energy analysis then it won’t be much use. Education though is the key, a better understanding of the elements will always take you further.

99% of technical experts will suggest the Fronius Smart Meter is a key component in controlling bill reduction giving the end user the ability to see what other solar energy system owners cannot.

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SECURE WARRANTY | Perth Solar Warehouse is an approved Fronius service provider.

4 replies on “5 reasons why you need a Fronius Smart Meter

  • Gregg

    Hi, I was wondering if you have any contacts who may install a fronius smart meter onto an existing Fronius system that I already have?

    Do you know what I might expect to pay for installation?

    • PSW Energy

      PSW Energy

      Hi Gregg, thanks for reaching out. Here’s the great news, PSW Energy actually supply and install the Fronius Smart Meter to new and existing solar energy systems.

      If you are in the following installation area https://perthsolarwarehouse.com.au/installation-areas/ (scroll to the bottom to view the map) we would love to provide you with prices. In the absence of the Fronius Smart Meter being listed on this website https://perthsolarwarehouse.com.au/products/ (COMING SOON), All you have to do is use the following form to assist our team with your installation particulars: https://perthsolarwarehouse.com.au/get-my-solar-price/

      As the product and service are very much installation specific the following variables will affect the cost:

      -Single or three-phase power supply.
      -Available switchboard space.
      -Distance from the Fronius inverter to the main switchboard.
      -Building accessibility.

      To assist customers better PSW Energy developers are exploring easier ways to account for these variables with a simple online pricing structure in the near future. Smarter energy is most definitely better energy, you are on the right track seeking out the Fronius Smart Meter. Have a fantastic day!

  • Ash Homewood

    Hi PSW,

    I have recently had a solar system installed, 6kw of Trina panels with a 5kw ABB inverter.
    My inverter doesn’t come with wifi app and doesn’t tell me what im using, only what its bringing in.
    will the smart meter connect to my meter box and tell me all of this info or do I need a fronius inverter etc?

    Ash Homewood

    • PSW Energy

      PSW Energy

      Hi Ash, In your particular scenario consider this: https://perthsolarwarehouse.com.au/product/solar-analytics-smart-monitor-sc-23/

      It’s Solar Analytics and it truly is superior for installations which don’t come with a manufacturer supplied monitoring device, software, app etc much like your scenario. Essentially these guys do monitoring exceptionally well and in many cases, better than the manufacturers themselves. In conjunction with energy import/ export/ production information, Solar Analytics delivers independent information based on your geographical location as to whether your solar energy system is producing to expectation or not.

      Finally the BIG plus, Solar Analytics communicates via the Telstra 3G network = No WiFi dropouts. PSW technicians love both Fronius software & Solar Analytics for system monitoring. Therefore the answer is simple, if you have a Fronius inverter, choose the Fronius Smart Meter, if you have anything else, definitely consider Solar Analytics as a superior monitoring product and software. 😉


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