Some quirks when using the EverSolar PMU and AS Control software

Monday, July 18th, 2011 Monitoring 15 Comments

This post is about using the EverSolar PMU and AS Control plus some quirks I’ve come across when using them.

The post is mainly to do with having all the data stored in the PMU available for AS Control to display. Especially when a PC isn’t connected to the PMU 24/7 or when accessing the data remotely (off site). If you want to do a file import / export or look at graphs of past history AS Control uses the databases on the computer AS_Control is running on. If it hasn’t been logging live data for a while then there is not much data to look at, the only data stored on the PC is data collected while connected to the PMU when the PV System is running and the inverter is on.

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Doubling My PV System Capacity

Sunday, July 17th, 2011 My PV Solar Stuff 2 Comments

I doubled my system capacity / size by fitting a 2nd row of 9 PV panels and a 2nd Eversolar TL1500AS inverter.

This time I fitted 9 X NESL DJ-190 D/A 190 Watt mono panels. I can now monitor the performance differences between the original Trunsun Solar TSM190 /MONO using the EverSolar PMU and AS Control software.

It is definitely not an economical way to do it. Consumers should always install the absolute maximum system size they can fit and afford in the first place. 2 X 1.5kW inverters cost more than 1 X 3kW inverter. The resubmission of paperwork, the re-inspection fees etc all add up. But it does have at least one advantage, it gives me redundancy, if something goes wrong with one of the systems instead of losing all of my generating capacity, I only lose half of it.

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