The SunPower App: What Is My Solar System Doing?

April 1, 2021

SunPower is the first to release a smartphone app that shows customers their solar system monitoring with energy usage. The user friendly app displays information about production and consumption of the solar system. All sorts of charts and graphs make it easy for homeowners to tell exactly what their solar system is doing at any point in time, or over the course of a time period.

At SAVKAT, we monitor every system that we install daily in-office to evaluate desired performance. We also encourage our customers to register for the SunPower app after their system is up and running. Many homeowners find this granular data of their systems to be both intriguing and valuable, as it can be fun to see what your system is doing on a sunny day. Here we wanted to highlight some of the cool features that our customers enjoy using.

1. The Solar Dashboard

On the Dashboard view, the homeowner can see a big picture (literally) of the energy consumed and generated, in detail. They can view the energy generated compared to the energy used,  energy sent to the grid and energy used from the grid. Higher-level graphics show the net energy produced and the credits available on the grid. There is even a section that estimates the electric bill savings based on the amount of energy produced and used by the home.

2. Monitoring Away from the Home

Keeping track of daily production and daily usage also helps when you are traveling away from your home. Using the App, homeowners are able to spot potential issues like if production is suddenly reduced or if usage increases. The data provided also allows users to dial in their energy consumption so that their homes can become more efficient and less dependent on the utility.

3. Alerts and Reports

In the event a system alert has been recorded, SAVKAT receives a notice and we can see it through our monitoring. With the App, the homeowner will be sent the alert and can click for more information. They can even troubleshoot independently by following the provided instructions. The system also sends messages from SunPower corporate regarding important updates to their system and software. The App can also send recurring reports to the homeowner based on that can be customized to the desired criteria. The homeowner simply chooses the day of the month to receive the report, a great feature for people that want to check in with their system periodically.

4. Environmental Savings

Another feature of the monitoring system is being able to check your Environmental Savings. What would my carbon footprint be if I was not using solar? Customers can compare energy that has been produced with equivalent emissions prevented, a great way to see the immediate value of installing solar.

Are you ready? To find out how you can go solar and become less energy dependent, request a free quote from us at SAVKAT Solar. Still have more questions? Give us a call at 800-860-6932 to get your personalized solar quote.

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