Fronius Solar intelligent management and servicing support
In light of the monitoring of solar systems becoming more essential and going far beyond recording production yields, Fronius Solar has released an intelligent management and servicing support system which enables updates, analyses and maintenance to be carried out remotely.
Installers can prepare in the best way possible for every customer appointment and impress with a high quality of service. The energy management tool now offers two new features to maximise the rate of self-consumption and degree of autonomy: it demonstrates the advantages of water heating and battery storage based on the system operator’s own actual data.
The strength of the system is in presenting energy flows clearly and comprehensibility. These can be called up conveniently on a smartphone, tablet or computer. On the dashboard, system operators always have an overview of the yield and consumption values of their PV system in either real time, monthly or seasonal figures.
The overview is supplemented by an amortisation display, the cumulative CO2 savings and a 48-hour yield forecast based on the weather forecast. If applicable, the battery charge status and water heating are also displayed.
In combination with a Fronius Smart Meter as a bidirectional consumption meter, customers can see how much electricity they produce, consume, feed into the grid or obtain from it. This balance indicates how much potential is still available for self-consumption or storage.
“We equip all our products with the appropriate hardware for optimal system monitoring and provide our energy management tool free of charge. As soon as a PV system is online, it’s ready to track. Firstly, it’s important to us that homeowners understand the energy flows of their PV system, as this enables them to maximise their rate of self-consumption,” Fronius International product marketer Leonhard Peböck says.
“Secondly, installers should be able to offer the best service and comprehensive energy consultation. This is how our vision of 24 hours of sun, or a world that covers 100% of its energy needs from renewable sources, becomes a reality.”
The Fronius system gives installers efficiency and one-stop solution expertise if the PV system is registered and brought online on solar.web as soon as it’s commissioned.
Solar.web supports customer care and minimises service costs: automatic fault notification enables rapid troubleshooting, technical analyses can be carried out in no time at all and regular updates or minor service tasks are handled remotely.