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 Solarking inverter, it should display a blue power light to indicate that it’s running normally during the day.
To scroll through the inverter’s menu, use the black button on the bottom left hand side of the screen. If you press this button the first page that will come up will be Working Mode followed by OP WATT
The best indicator of performance is the reading which precedes KWH.
Press it again to show PV VOLT and then continue until you come to KWH.
The complete order of the screens is as follows:
OP WATT > PV VOLT > GRID VOLT > GRID FREQ > O/P CUR > XXX.XX KWH > RATING=XX KW > M CPU VER XXX > S CPU VER XXX.
The end figure indicates the accumulative total of kilowatt hours your system has produced since installation.
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)
To calculate your average monthly production you can record this figure at the start and end of each month. The difference between the two figures will provide you with a daily average and can also be compared with the data that’s recorded in the Solargain Customer User Manual.
The Solargain Customer User Manual was given to you in a black handover folder on the day of installation. If you cannot yours, 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 display a red light and 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 still displaying a red light, 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 red light is still on, please retrieve the error code displayed on the screen as well as the serial number from the sticker located on the side of your inverter.
Then contact Solargain on 1300 73 93 55 and we will happily assist you to resolve the issue.