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 the guide below to get started.
If you have a Sharp inverter, a green On-Grid light should be on, indicating that it’s working normally.
You can track your system’s performance using the second and third menu options.
Use the Select button (to the right of the screen) to scroll through the various options. The menus will be displayed in the following order:
The second display provides you with a daily kilowatt hour reading. 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 provided to you 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 to have a new one sent to you.
The third display is an accumulative total of your kilowatt hours 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.
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Sometimes in the morning and late afternoon, as the inverter is turning on or off, it will display a red light or the On-Grid light may be flashing. The inverter 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, you will need to conduct a reset. Instructions explaining how to reset your inverter are available here.
If, after a reset, the red light is still on, please retrieve the error code displayed on the screen as well as your serial number from the side of the inverter. Then contact Solargain on 1300 73 93 55 and we will happily assist you to resolve the issue.