Eco Eye SmartPV

Eco Eye SmartPV

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The Eco-Eye Smart PV Electricity Monitor is an essential piece of equipment for anyone using photovoltaic/ micro generation installations.


This kit contains everything you need to monitor generated and used power. 


ONLY SUITABLE FOR 240V SINGLE PHASE 50hZ iNSTALLATIONS. (PLEASE GET IN TOUCH IF YOUR NOT SURE)

Price: £81.50


Product tags:
Daily Target Graph Data-Logging Includes Transmitter and Sensor LED Traffic Lights Solar Power Monitor USB Wall Mountable

This Smart Energy Monitor is an essential piece of equipment for anyone using photovoltaic/ micro generation installations. With sensors on both the generated and demand cables, Smart PV provides full display and monitoring capabilities; displaying power generated, the power used and net power. The on-board traffic light system instantly shows if you have a surplus or are using power from the grid. Smart PV can log generated electricity as well as the demand for analysis on a windows or mac computer by way of the memory card at four-second resolution.

Eco Eye SmartPV is a simple effective tool for anyone with solar panels or any form of micro-Generation and wants to be savvy with their electricity use can do so with this monitor, it flashes a green light when you have a surplus of electricity to use, amber light if you're breaking even and a red light when you're buying electricity from the grid.

You can view your generation via the data stored on the (MMC) memory card or you can also view your live generation and usage with the otional USB data cable. using our free Trax analysis software you can check your energy usage in detail and input your feed in tariff and electricity rate and work out how much in money you have generated over any particular time frame. and all for just £81.50

Smart PV Displays:

  • PV Generation in KW - Hour or Day 
  • Grid Usage in KW - Hour or Day 
  • NET Usage in KW - Hour or Day
  • Traffic lights which clearly show when you have a surplus of electricity
  • MMC Card records the data 
  • Target Graph
  • Date, Time 
  • Temperature (at Display)

Kit Contains:

1 x Smart PV Display

1 x Transmitter

1 x Grid Sensor

1 x PV Sensor

1 x Voltage Sensor

1 x MMC Card

2 x AA Batteries

2 x C-Cells 

Instructions

  • Jonathon Putsman

    I am using the Eco Eye SmartPV for a couple of little projects using a Raspberry Pi.

    Firstly, I have the SmartPV connected via the USB-to-serial cable to the Pi, which is running a Python program called "pvs2pvo.py". This program monitors the real-time data from the SmartPV and then every 5 minutes sends the averaged data to the website pvoutput.org.

    Secondly, I plan to use the SmartPV and Pi to monitor the real-time solar energy generation and household electricity usage. Then, when the net generation exceeds a certain threshold, the Pi will send a command to a Wi-Fi switch to turn on a little electric heater. This will give me "free" electric heating on sunny winter days!

    I have found the Eco Eye SmartPV to be excellent. Following the instructions, installation was easy. The PC software worked fine on Windows 10.

    I like having a small unit sat on my desk showing me the current stats, but for me the real value comes from hooking up the SmartPV to the Raspberry Pi and doing other interesting things with the data!

    Phil Winfield

    Great product, but it isnt quite as accurate as it could be. The unit gives an accurate reading when the solar generation is low, say 200w, but if this increases to anything above 500w, the device suggests that the house consumption is in excess of 1kw/hr despite few appliances running.

    What can be done to configure the device to eliminate this bug?

    Happy to hear your comments

    Hi Paul, should not be doing that. It sounds like one of the sensors is the wrong way round or in the wrong place. Please contact us so we can sort it out for you.

    Alan

    My Eco-Eye monitor allows me to time the use of appliances to take maximum advantage of periods of power generation. Its proprietary SD card and USB cable can be used in conjunction with my PC to record performance statistics and to study them in real time. A tool to enable efficient use of free power and to detect power wastage. Would satisfy both the home-owner and the geek.

    Terry Mold

    I downloaded the Manual, had a good read, and then installed the Trax software on Windows 10 Pro. And when I connected the Display to my PC with the USB cable, there it all was - Everything I wanted to see about instantaneous usage.

    I've read some reviews about Trax saying that it wasn't very good, too basic, and other things they probably didn't understand. But it really is a great piece of software, and does exactly what I would have expected.

    So I'm really pleased with Eco-Eye, and Trax.

    Daniel P

    "Absolutely brilliant piece of kit!"

    Very easy to install and use, Shows Me & the Mrs when to switch the washing on via a Green flashing LED and tells me when and how much we are sending back to the Grid.
    Very Helpful Customer Service they highlighted a picture I sent them of my installation and showed me where to clip the sensors which made it very straight forward and also the staff were very friendly.
    Trax is very clever it can upload your data to the internet or quite simply retrieve the data from the MMC card whilst also giving you the option to leave the smart plugged into your PC and see your generation live via the USB Cable.
    all in all great piece of kit and I will Recommend this product to everyone!

    Peter Longley

    An excellent monitor that is easy to install and helps me make best use of the power I am generating


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