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