Why choose PRTG solar energy production monitoring?
- Why PRTG is your perfect solar energy production monitoring tool
- What monitoring solar energy production looks like in PRTG
- Solar energy monitoring tool PRTG vs. other tools to monitor your solar energy system
- 5 benefits of PRTG that make it easy to monitor solar energy production
- Monitor solar energy production: FAQ
Why PRTG is your perfect solar energy production monitoring tool
With our solar energy production monitoring solution Paessler PRTG, you can easily maintain the efficiency of your solar energy production system. Measure, for example, how much energy the system produces and consumes, identify malfunctions, and provide quick solutions to troubleshoot them.
Track the amount of energy in real time
PRTG detects periods of high energy consumption as well as peak energy production. Using this data, you can regulate energy consumption during daylight hours and optimize energy costs.
Measure the amount of energy produced
With PRTG, you can assess how efficiently the solar energy generation system is working and make changes if necessary, for example, adjust the direction in which the solar panels face.
Detect issues with energy production
Identify possible issues that could affect the operation of the solar panels as early as possible. This way, PRTG helps you avoid energy outages that can occur in the event of a breakdown.
Analyze historical weather data
Use PRTG to predict how weather conditions affect the energy production of your solar energy system. This way, you know exactly how much energy you need to buy in addition to the energy you produce yourself.
Save costs via your energy bill
Set up your own solar energy production system and monitor energy usage & efficiency to save one third up to half of your energy costs. We at Paessler have tried it ourselves and it really works!
What solar energy production monitoring looks like in PRTG
Diagnose energy efficiency by continuously monitoring your solar energy production hardware and the amount of generated energy. Show power and electricity data in real time and visualize it in graphic maps & dashboards to identify problems more easily. Gain the visibility you need to analyze your energy production & save resources.
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Solar energy monitoring tool PRTG vs. other tools to monitor your solar energy system
Solar energy monitoring from manufacturers
Often, solar equipment manufacturers themselves provide basic monitoring through a mobile or web platform as part of their products.
The same goes for solar equipment installers, who sometimes offer monitoring software that is an upgraded version of what the equipment manufacturers provide.
However, the monitoring data you get from this software is often limited and it usually does not support real-time monitoring. Moreover, there are no alerting and reporting functionalities.
Solar energy monitoring with PRTG
Our PRTG solar energy production monitor is a powerful and easy-to-use monitoring software that lets you monitor the operation of solar panels in real time, create reports, and configure automatic notifications in case the system does not work as expected.
It comes with additional, built-in features that allow you to make the monitoring process simpler and more convenient, control energy consumption, and provide powerful tools for data analysis and visualization.
With PRTG, you can rest assured that your solar energy generation system runs smoothly at all times.
5 benefits of PRTG that make it easy to monitor solar energy production
Easy setup & great usability
Our software is easy to install and use. All monitoring data is available in one place and does not require the installation of additional programs. Save effort by consolidating all monitoring data received from various sources in a central dashboard that you can access via web interface or smartphone app for monitoring on the go.
Real-time alerts & notifications
If any system component fails or is about to fail, PRTG not only alerts you visually using a clear traffic lights system, but also sends the responsible IT staff a notification. You can set custom warning or error thresholds and choose from various notification methods, including SMS, email, push notification, and more.
Transparent licensing & pricing
PRTG is an affordable monitoring solution that’s easily scalable. Every license, no matter if you choose a perpetual license or a subscription plan, comes with all monitoring, alerting, and reporting features included. What’s more: there’s also a free edition of PRTG that includes 100 sensors for free for life.
Automated reporting system
With PRTG, you can generate automatic reports in HTML, PDF, CSV, and XML format on demand or on schedule. You can include all or only selected sensors in the report and determine if you want to include value tables, graphs, or both. There are also several types of pre-configured report templates that you can use for a quick look.
Highest security standards
All data that you transfer to PRTG is securely stored and protected from unauthorized access using the latest technologies. You can also determine which users have access to your data. Technologies we use to protect your data are, for example, SSL encryption, an RSA certificate with 2048 bits, mechanisms to protect against cross-site scripting attacks and SQL injection attacks, and more.
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Monitor solar energy production: FAQ
Solar energy is the energy obtained from the sun. It can be converted, for example, into heat or electrical energy. Solar technologies can be used for a variety of domestic, commercial, or industrial purposes such as heating water or powering company buildings, plants, and data centers.
Solar energy is environmentally friendly and you can generate it nearly everywhere where there is enough sunlight, for example, by installing solar panels on the roof of a building that you want to power with solar energy.
A tool for monitoring solar energy production is a software that measures and calculates data on the energy production of a solar energy system so that you’re able to evaluate its efficiency. The monitoring tool gets data from a so-called inverter that is usually installed simultaneously with solar panels.
With a solar energy monitoring system, you can monitor the performance of your solar energy production system, detect problems early, and maintain the highest energy efficiency of your solar panels.
It is very important to monitor the production of solar energy, as it allows you, for example, to determine how efficient the solar panels are and whether they are working at their best.
With a monitoring tool, you can immediately identify changes in the performance of your solar energy system and find and eliminate malfunctions.
The solar energy production monitoring tool requires hardware connected to the solar panels, software, and an internet connection.
The monitoring tool reads the data coming from so-called solar inverters. These inverters have a built-in technology that calculates the efficiency of the panels in converting solar energy into electricity. The hardware also measures solar radiation and other weather data, making it possible to note changes in energy production and provide detailed data on energy consumption.
The collected data is transmitted via the internet to the monitoring software, for example PRTG, where it is visualized in real time and stored for analysis.
PRTG is a reliable, powerful, and easy-to-use monitoring solution that allows you to monitor all performance indicators of your solar panels in a single central system. PRTG is easy to install and configure and has an intuitive user interface and structured dashboards that make it easy and convenient to view and analyze monitoring data.
In PRTG, “sensors” are the basic monitoring elements. One sensor usually monitors one measured value in your network, for example the traffic of a switch port, the CPU load of a server, or the free space on a disk drive.
On average, you need about 5-10 sensors per device or one sensor per switch port.
PRTG: The multi-tool for sysadminsAdapt PRTG individually and dynamically to your needs and rely on a strong API:
- HTTP API: Access monitoring data and manipulate monitoring objects via HTTP requests
- Custom sensors: Create your own PRTG sensors for customized monitoring
- Custom notifications: Create your own notifications and send action triggers to external systems
- REST Custom sensor: Monitor almost everything that provides data in XML or JSON format
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Paessler AG conducted trials in over 600 IT departments worldwide to tune its network monitoring software closer to the needs of sysadmins.
The result of the survey: over 95% of the participants would recommend PRTG – or already have.
Paessler PRTG is used by companies of all sizes. Sysadmins love PRTG because it makes their job a whole lot easier. Bandwidth, servers, virtual environments, websites, VoIP services – PRTG keeps an eye on your entire network. Everyone has different monitoring needs. That’s why we let you try PRTG for free.
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Paessler PRTG is used by companies of all sizes. Sysadmins love PRTG because it makes their job a whole lot easier.
Bandwidth, servers, virtual environments, websites, VoIP services – PRTG keeps an eye on your entire network.
Everyone has different monitoring needs. That’s why we let you try PRTG for free.
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