#1 Aug. 1, 2013 16:50:00

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I am just about to upload my first set of monthly gen data, manually.  The eco-eye monitor reporting system that was included in the SV package caused endless problems and I only use it now passively.  I understand that there are other systems that auto-upload data but my installer is still investigating - apparently some are not very accurate.  Has anyone had experience of these and can recommend one or more from personal experience?


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#2 Aug. 5, 2013 13:17:00

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Hi,


I have an eco-eye and it uploads the data to pvoutput (mine via xively) and have not had any real problems, might be worth getting in touch with eco-eye, Peter at eco-eye has been really helpful when I have been in touch.


Am still hoping that this database will soon have a way of getting the data from pvoutput to save me manually inputting it once a month.


Good Luck


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#3 Aug. 5, 2013 14:02:00

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Hi Kevin, Interesting to share experiences with eco-eye.  I agree that Peter is very helpful and in fairness my installer agreed to spend as long as it would take to get the system to work on my PC - that was quite a commitment! My “gut feeling” was however that the system was not for me, what with the card reader download which half worked, and the PC software which more often than not didn't, and I gathered that there were other systems about that were far more idiot-proof and less time-consuming.


If you work out how many man-hours should be required over umpteen years to come (hopefully), then I share the wish in your last sentence!


Iain





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#4 Aug. 8, 2013 15:27:00

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Hi Kevin,


I'm investigating the possibility of automated reading submission via Xively, would you mind sharing your feed id (in an email if you prefer) so that I can see the format of a feed and play around at extracting the correct data?


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#5 Sept. 2, 2013 10:28:00

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Hi Iain,


Interesting, I didn't have much issues with the software or the hardware, the hardware was particularaly good for a quick look with the traffic lights on the unit.  Has to be said I haven't used the pc software for anything more than downloading the data and exporting it to excel once in a while.  Now I have it plugged into my NAS box it uploads to Xively every minute so I use online apps to monitor it all now.


I think the PC software could get a lot better, depends on what you want to use it for.


Kevin 3.92KWp 12x 327W E20 SunPower panels Sunnyboy 4000 inverter, facing ~south, no shading issues. Location: Sussex, URN 131










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URN 131, 3.92KWp 12x 327W E20 SunPower panels Sunnyboy 4000 inverter, facing ~south, no shading issues. Location: Sussex, http://pvoutput.org/list.jsp?userid=12216

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