4 Must See Energy Monitoring Products For Your Solar SMART HOME
So you’ve added a solar power system to the roof of your house to produce your own energy, and now you’re interested in making your home “smarter” with the latest in energy analysis and remote control. Scroll down to read about 4 new energy monitoring products which work alongside residential solar, allowing you to track, control, and save energy!
Curb connects to your home’s breaker box and monitors everything that uses electricity. It lets you know exactly how much power is being drawn at any given time. It will let you know if something was left on accidentally, and it even gives you the ability to turn appliances off remotely, after you’ve left your house.
Curb was created in Austin, Texas, and can be paired with a residential solar panel installation to let you know where energy is being used compared to how much energy is being created, in real time!
Sense is another cool energy monitoring device designed to help you make smarter decisions about energy use and electricity reduction.
Like Curb, Sense allows you to measure solar production versus power consumption. You can see which appliances use the most energy and how much they’re actually costing you.
eGuage, up to 12 sensors are placed on circuits in your breaker panel. The eGauge reads this data several thousand times per second, calculates power, stores that data, and creates a user interface to display the information.
In addition, eGauge protects your renewable energy investment by alerting you to any unexpected equipment failure. With the ability to measure home energy usage and solar generation, the eGauge is another great tool for reducing costs and making informed energy decisions.
Enphase made a name for itself with the introduction of the solar microinverter, and the company recently released the S-series Envoy for monitoring both solar production and home energy consumption. Between collecting real-time data from your microinverters and delivering remote updates back out to them, the Envoy keeps your entire system in constant communication.
The coolest part of Enphase’s new monitoring product is that it has been designed with an eye for adding energy storage into a solar power system in the future.
Interested in making your home SMARTER with solar and energy monitoring?
Installing these energy monitoring devices is easy, but should only be done so by a licensed electrician. Contact Alba Energy to schedule a free energy analysis and learn how much you could be saving with energy solutions for a smarter home!