Monitoring & Communications
Easily understand, control and visualise the status of your off-grid system with informative user interfaces and advanced remote monitoring solutions. An add-on option for all new and existing off-grid systems, easily and confidently monitor and manage important system functions such as energy usage, battery bank state of charge, generator status plus much more. All monitoring systems can be viewed remotely via desktop or smartphone app when connected to the internet (Strongly recommended). There are a number of different monitoring options available depending on your system configuration and equipment choice.
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Victron Colour Control Display
The Victron Color Control (CCGX) is an intuitive equipment control and user-friendly monitoring device. A standard inclusion in all new Off-Grid Energy Australia Victron Energy off-grid systems, the CCGX offers live system information and lets you control all connected equipment. System data can be forwarded to the Victron remote monitoring website when connected to the internet the VRM Online Portal (Strongly recommended). Learn more about the CCGX monitor here and experience the VRM Online Portal portal for yourself at https://vrm.victronenergy.com to try the demo.
Released in 2018, the select.live is a local and remote monitoring solution for the Australian made SP Pro inverter/charger. View live system status and important data through the select.live desktop and smartphone app when connected to the internet (Strongly recommended). For more information, this online video provides a great overview and the brochure can be found here. We encourage all SP Pro customers to include the select.live monitoring with your system for add peace of mind and system visibility.
SMA Sunny Island Remote Monitoring
The SMA WebBox RS485 was the monitoring solution of choice for Sunny Island systems until the products discontinuation in 2016. At present, SMA doesn’t offer a suitable monitoring platform for earlier model Sunny Island systems that isn’t outrageously expensive. Off-Grid Energy is currently working on a suitable monitoring solution that doesn’t break the bank, and can provide all the data and user features expected of it. More to come…
On-Grid Reposit Software & App
Reposit learns, adapts and predicts your energy usage so you’re getting the most from your solar. What’s more, you’ll save on your energy bills which means, on average, you’ll pay off your battery in half the time. Reposit even sells your power back to the grid when the prices are highest – earning you GridCredits™ and an even lower power bill.
With the Reposit app, you can keep an eye on your energy usage, get real-time notifications when you’re earning GridCredits™ and find out where else you can save on your home energy usage.
On-Grid Sunny Home Manager – Smart Home System
Have access to key data at any time, from any location. The Sunny Home Manager offers all functions for seamless PV system monitoring, smart energy management and an integrated energy management solution. It provides an overview of all energy flows in the household, automatic load control, and the integration of storage. The PV system operator can use the live display to quickly get updated on energy home management, with data updated every ten seconds. PV forecast data allows for optimum load management and a considerably higher rate of self-consumption.
Many companies are now bringing out their own monitoring apps or web-based monitoring. Each monitoring system has different functionality and user interface, and of course is specific to the brand of equipment that you have in your system.
Efergy Home Energy Monitor
Be informed about energy and power inside your house. The Efergy monitor is a small, tabletop LCD display unit that shows you your energy and power consumption. It wirelessly transmits information from your circuit board to the unit located in your house. This is a good way to check that your usage remains comfortably within your systems limitations and design parameters – the unit even alerts you when you use excessive power (kW). Easily monitor the energy and power that you are using and compare this usage over days, weeks or months (kWh).