Solar PV

PV Installation

The innovative EnviR in home display now gives users the capability to view their PV generation data, as well as whole of house and specific appliance energy usage.

Utilising the proprietary C2 technology, a wireless signal is sent every six seconds from a transmitter and its optical reader to the EnviR display. Real time generation data can then be viewed directly on the display or viewed on a PC, laptop or smart phone via a Web Dashboard of choice*.

*NetSmart required

We understand that one size doesn't fit all, and we are pleased to offer a variety of solutions to suit all needs. So, if you are looking for a simple way to monitor/understand your solar generation or need a more comprehensive monitoring system, we have the answer!

Please see our solutions page for more information about the packages available.

Once you have chosen your proposed solution please use the following instructions to get started:

Solution 1: please refer to points 1 to 4.

Solution 2: please refer to points 1 to 4 and for your second OptiSmart please refer to points 2 to 4. Please note you will need to use the appliance 8 screen on your display in point 2.

Solution 3: Follow the installation notes in solution 2. Once completed, please follow the instruction on our NetSmart product page to set up your NetSmart device. You will then need to follow the steps listed on the Online Configuration page to configure your data channels to the Web Dashboard.

Solution 4: Follow the installation notes in solution 2. Once completed, please follow the instruction on our IAM product page to set up your IAMs. You will then need to follow the steps listed on the Online Configuration page to configure your data channels to the Web Dashboard.

Solution 5: Follow the installation notes in solution 2. Once completed, please follow the instruction on our NetSmart product page to set up your NetSmart device and IAM product page to set up your IAMs. You will then need to follow the steps listed on the Online Configuration page to configure your data channels to the Web Dashboard.

1. Getting prepared

1) Unpack the product. Plug the display screen into its mains adapter, and plug the mains adapter into a wall outlet. The display screen will start working and probably show dashes instead of numbers.

2) Plug the wire from the OptiSmart reader into the white OptiSmart transmitter box. Rotate the aerial on the white OptiSmart transmitter to the upright position.

3) Remove the plastic battery tab from the back of the white OptiSmart transmitter unit; the transmitter will now be activated.

4) The sensor’s red light will start to flash every 6 seconds.

5) For the next step, you will need some information about your electricity meter. On its faceplate look for a label that says ‘imp/kWh’ and note the number. In most cases this will be 1000.

2. Setting your OptiSmart to appliance channel 9

1) Place the white OptiSmart transmitter and the display screen in the same room.

2) Using a used match, pen or similar, push and hold the small button in the hole on the front until the LED on the white OptiSmart transmitter has flashed ONCE, then release.

3) The LED will start to flash faster for about a minute.

4) At the display, use the UP or DOWN buttons to reach the ‘appliance 9’ screen. Now press and hold the DOWN button until the display’s red LED flashes, then release the button. The display screen 9 will pair to the transmitter. This will show 1000 (default imp/kWh)

5) If the number is different from the imp/kWh on the meter, use a used match, pen or similar to press and release the small button in the hole on the sensor so that the number changes. (The options are 100, 500, 600, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 3200, 10000.)

After about a minute, the transmitters LED will revert to flashing once every 6 seconds. The display’s appliance 9 screen will now say ‘DATA’. If the transmitter’s fast flashing stops before you are ready, do the meter pairing again from Step 1.

3. Setting your OptiSmart to a channel of your choice

1) This process is to set a channel that will receive your generation information/data. This can be the main channel (channel 0) or one of the available additional channels.

2) Using a used match, pen or similar, push and hold the small button in the hole on the front until the LED on the white OptiSmart transmitter has flashed three times, then release.

3) The LED will start to flash faster for about a minute.

4) At the display, use the UP or DOWN buttons to reach the main screen (this is the screen that shows Temperature and Time) or your desired channel. Now press and hold the DOWN button until the display’s red LED flashes, then release the button. The main display screen will pair to the transmitter, clear and then revert to normal operation.

5) After about a minute, the sensor LED will revert to flashing once every 6 seconds. The displays main screen will now show ‘0 Watts’. If the transmitter’s fast flashing stops before you are ready; start from the beginning again.

4. At the property’s generation or electricity meter

1) Take the transmitter and its OptiSmart reader to the property’s appropriate meter. On the meter, locate the flashing red LED labelled ‘kWh’. Ignore any other flashing or steady LED’s. Clean the area thoroughly around the correct flashing LED using a dry paper tissue.

2) Take the supplied adhesive base and remove the paper backing. Carefully align the hole in the circle so that the flashing LED shines clearly through the hole, and stick the base to the meter. When you are happy that it is aligned, apply firm pressure to fix the adhesive.

3) Put the transmitter in a convenient place clear of metal surfaces, where its radio antenna can work effectively.

4) Take the OptiSmart reader, which is plugged into the transmitter, and carefully place it over the base. When the alignment is correct, the LED inside the optical reader will flash at the same time as the one on the meter.

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