Solar power is a fantastic way to cut down both your energy bills and your greenhouse emissions. But if you want to make the most of your solar energy system it's important that you monitor it regularly in order to maximise your savings. Read on to learn how to make use of your Aurora inverter's monitoring capabilities.
If you have an Aurora Inverter, use this guide to get started!
The electronic display will cycle through all available menus automatically, changing screens every five seconds. However, you can also manually move through the screens by using the up and down buttons (second and third buttons from the right).
The third screen to be displayed will show a figure in the following format: E-tod XXXX Wh.
This figure is the amount of kilowatt hours you have produced for the day. Since it’s a daily reading, it’s best to check your production towards the end of the day, before the sun goes down.
You can check this figure against the yield estimates provided to you in your Solargain Customer User Manual. This was provided 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 to send a new one to you.
Scrolling down to the forth screen reveals the figure: E-tot XXXX.
This is the accumulative total of kilowatt hours produced by your system since it was installed.
To work out your average monthly production, simply record the difference between your E-tot 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-tod figure, this data can also be compared to the yield estimates in your Solargain Customer User Manual.
If you check your inverter first thing in the morning or late in the afternoon (as it’s turning on or shutting down), you may find that the fault light is on. Your inverter may also be making clicking sounds. Both of these are normal functions. 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 the fault light, you should conduct a reset.
An instructional guide explaining how to reset your inverter is available on our website.
If, after resetting, the lights continue to flash orange or red, then a fault code should appear across the bottom of the screen. Please record this error message as well as the serial number of your inverter, which can be retrieved from the side of the unit.
Then call Solargain on 1300 73 93 55 and we will happily assist you to resolve the issue.
Aurora Inverter Repairs and Service - Power One (ABB)
At Solargain, we guarantee both quality workmanship and honest advice for all support and repair processes. If you'd like any assistance with your inverter you can contact us anytime, or refer to the Aurora Inverter Repairs and Service - Power One (ABB) page to learn more about non-monitoring related issues for Aurora inverters.