Solar power is a fantastic long-term investment that can help you substantially cut your greenhouse emissions and electricity bills. In order to ensure you get the greatest efficiency out of your system we strongly recommend that you monitor it regularly. A major part of this involves checking your inverter’s yield.
Use this guide to get started!
If you have an Aero-Sharp inverter, Power and Run lights should display to the right of the screen during the day, indicating that the inverter is working normally.
To bring your inverter to life and access yield information, simply tap on the inverter’s cover. The display screen will illuminate and the inverter will slowly cycle through the various menu options.
You will need to wait for the following screen to appear to check your production:
Your E-Today reading is the amount of kilowatt hours your system has produced for the day.
Since it is a daily reading, the best indication of production will be towards the end of the day, before the sun goes down. You can check this figure against the figures in your Solargain Customer User Manual given to you in a black handover folder on the day of installation.
If you cannot find this manual please call 1300 73 93 55 and we will arrange a new one to be sent to you.
The other important figure is your E-Total. This refers to the accumulative total of kilowatt hours your system has produced since it was installed.
To work out your average monthly production, simply record the difference between your E-Total figure at the start and end of each month.
E-Total on 1st January is 1100
E-Total on 1st February is 1300
January’s Monthly Yield is therefore 200 units (1300 less 1100)
January’s Average Daily Yield is therefore 6.45kwh (200 monthly yield divided by 31 days in January)
Like the E-Today figure, this data can also be compared to the yield estimates in your Solargain Customer User Manual.
Sometimes in the morning and late afternoon, as the inverter is turning on or off, it will display a red light or the Run light may turn off. It may also make a clicking noise. This is completely normal. You should also note that the inverter’s sound increases as it works harder and produces more wattage.
Any internal issues with the inverter will be detected by the device and will cause the Fault light to be displayed permanently.
If there is ample sunlight outside and your inverter is displaying a red fault light, or a green light with no yellow Run light, you will need to conduct a reset.
Instructions explaining how to reset your inverter are available from our website - https://www.solargain.com.au/manual-shut-down-procedure.
If, after resetting your inverter, you notice that the red light is still on, or the yellow run light does not appear, please retrieve the error code displayed on the screen as well as the serial number from the side of your unit.
Then contact Solargain on 1300 73 93 55 and we will happily assist you to resolve the issue.
Please note - if you have no power in your house due to a blackout, your inverter will not work until the grid has been restored.