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Re: Solar output confusion

Postby Gordon-Loomberah » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:53 pm

Hmm, is that all that is monitored and calculated - hourly consumption and PV system output ? It seems a bit light on for details.
Going by that report (assuming that consumption is gross, rather than net) you should have exported ~30kWh on that day.
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Re: Solar output confusion

Postby davidg » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:57 pm

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Re: Solar output confusion

Postby engineern6719 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:23 pm

Please see up there ^^^ if you need to read it again, instead of unnecessarily re-quoting!



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REIT c: Solar output confusion

Postby engineern6719 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:42 pm

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What do you mean light on for detail?What else should I be monitoring?
Consumption is gross.
Since the 18th June we have only exported 1 kWh.This would have to be a faulty meter surely?
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Re: Solar output confusion

Postby Gordon-Loomberah » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:58 pm

Cumulative energy use, cumulative PV output, instananteous import and export power and cumulative import and export energy, line voltage.
Export will just be PV output power less consumption, when that number is greater than zero.
If you have only exported 1kWh in a few months according to your retailer, then there certainly appears to be a problem somewhere.
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Re: Solar output confusion

Postby engineern6719 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:35 pm

Gordon-Loomberah wrote:Cumulative energy use, cumulative PV output, instananteous import and export power and cumulative import and export energy, line voltage.
Export will just be PV output power less consumption, when that number is greater than zero.
If you have only exported 1kWh in a few months according to your retailer, then there certainly appears to be a problem somewhere.


All I am trying to ascertain is whether the metering is faulty or if there is a possibility of a problem elsewhere before I commit to paying Origin $500 to test the meter.Where else could the problem be?
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