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 Macsolar inverter, it should have a green Power light and a yellow Run light displaying during the day. Your screen should look like the example below:
To check your system’s production there are two main screens you can refer to, the E-Day and the E-All
Your Macsolar inverter automatically cycles through the various menu options, however you can use the up and down arrow to control the menu and find these pages manually.
The relevant readings are highlighted below:
Alternatively, you can press the OK button twice to bring up the menu.
Highlight Yield Power and press OK to view the two readings, Today and Total.
The E-Day or Today reading is the amount of kilowatt hours you have 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 those provided 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 figure is your E-All or Total.
This is an accumulative total of your kilowatt hours produced since the system 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.
Macsolar inverter repairs and service
If you’re experiencing problems with your Macsolar inverter, or it’s time to get it serviced, you only need to make one call.
Solargain is your one stop shop for Macsolar inverter servicing and repairs. We guarantee honest advice and quality workmanship so that you can get back to enjoying solar power sooner.
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. Both these functions are 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 cause the Fault light to be displayed permanently.
If there is ample sunlight outside and your inverter is displaying a red 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.
If the red light is still on or the yellow Run light does not come on after resetting, 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.