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 a Latronic PVEdge inverter, the lights on the left hand side should display between 25-100% depending on the weather conditions on the day.
As the performance brackets on the PVEdge inverter are in large increments, the best way to check your system’s yield is by recording the accumulative KWH from one period to the next. This reading is available from the screen located on the right hand side of the Circuit Breakers ON-OFF switch.
The number will read from top to bottom with the last two digits being separated by a decimal point. This figure shows you the accumulative total your system has produced since installation.
This figure refers to the accumulative total of kilowatt hours your system has produced since it was installed.
To obtain your daily production, you simply need to record this figure first thing in the morning and then again later in the day. The difference in the figures will indicate the daily production of your system.
January 21st 8am: 100KWH
January 21st 6pm: 110KWH
Therefore your daily production is 10KWH (110 less 100)
To calculate your average monthly production, record this figure at the start and end of each month and then divide the difference by the number of days in between.
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)
All of this data can be compared to the figures provided in the 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 Solargain on 1300 73 93 55 and we will arrange to send a new one to you.
Sometimes in the morning and late afternoon, as the inverter is turning on or off, it will alternately flash between 50% and 75%, with the 25% light off. It may also make clicking noises. These are all 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.
If a light is flashing and there are no lights on below it, then you will need to conduct a reset. Instructions explaining how to reset your system are available on our website - https://www.solargain.com.au/manual-shut-down-procedure.
If, after the reset, the light is still flashing with no lights on below it, please retrieve the serial number from the sticker located on the side of your inverter and contact Solargain on 1300 73 93 55. We will happily assist you to resolve the issue.
*If a light is flashing, but there is a solid light(s) on below, your inverter working normally.