Introducing PV Logic, a great addition to your solar array which will keep you updated on power production and earnings at anytime and critically, will alert both you and SolarPVE if the system stops working. System faults are very rare but can be caused by a simple trip switch or fuse failure – easy to rectify but what would happen if this occurred and you were unaware the system had failed?
What does it do?
The unique Solar PVE PV Logic has numerous features:
PV Logic takes its information from a state-of-the-art “SmartMeter”, which can be specified instead of the standard KwH meter and fitted during the installation of your solar system. Data is transmitted automatically by GPRS from the installed SmartMeter to our servers, so there is no need for telephone lines or broadband to be connected to the meter.
The cost over and above the standard solar system cost is £199.00, including VAT, plus an annual subscription charge of £39.99 (inc. VAT), chargeable at the start of each new 12 month period. Subscription is free for the first year and ongoing subscription to the data logging service is not compulsory – the SmartMeter can still be read in the same way as a conventional KwH meter.
As Mr Avery’s tale highlights, a system failure could be expensive:
‘I provided my quarterly reading to my electricity supplier as normal at the end of May, but other than the quarterly readings I don’t keep a check on the kwH meter, so had not noticed the red light was on, indicating the system had failed. Unfortunately, the next time I came to read the meter was at the end of August and only then did I notice the red light, but worse still, noticed that the reading on the meter had hardly moved since the last reading. I called SolarPVE and they visited within two days and rectified the problem (it was a trip switch), but I have calculated that my loss of earnings was around £650.’