Good ideas. You'll need to wait at least 5 minutes, probably 10-15, between each panel to use the monitoring to determine the locations. Use a piece of cardboard that covers each long row of cells, that's all you need.
Connecting one string first would certainly help you narrow things down, as long as you remember how you arranged the string wiring on the arrays. I don't understand the second idea you have.Let me ask you this,
If I only connect one string at first, could I then make a list of ser numbers on that string and then I could 2 modules at a time, one on each string?
Yeah, the 5-15 minutes wait time per measurement made it seem like it was worth minimizing the number of measurements. And I have strong preference for thinking over labor, so I may overthink things.Sheesh Wayne, if I were doing this I would have to consider whether it would take me more time to work through the logic than to just cover one panel at a time. :lol:
I had thought about the selfi stick and I could get almost all of them and they are facing heat sink up but I think the serial number is stuck to the mounting bracket which is clamped to rail.Sheesh Wayne, if I were doing this I would have to consider whether it would take me more time to work through the logic than to just cover one panel at a time. :lol:
In seriousness, I suppose it would depend on the details of the size and number of arrays and how many panels were identifiable by other means.
five.five.six, I would probably suggest in this order:
1) camera, selfie stick. (You might be able to get the numbers on the top of the optimizers this way. There are labels on both top and bottom.)
2) safely disconnect one string
3) temporary covering
Between 1 and 2, depending on your luck, you might be able to narrow it down to where only a minority are 'faked'.
The most important thing would be to keep careful notes throughout.
Depending on the rail you used, it may be possible to stick a cell phone under the array and get pics of some of the optimizer serial numbers on the bottom of the mounting bracket. That is for optimizers mounted near enough to the edge of the array.
Otherwise, you can just fake your way through the array map and as long as you are the one doing any servicing it won't really matter. Later on if/when you have to pull up panels to find a bad optimizer you can take that opportunity to correct relevant portions of the map.
Don't ask me how I know these things. :slaphead:
Lol. SolarEdge.Actually, I am pulling my freaking hair out setting up the monitoring for the site. Not only have I failed miserably at finding any sort of support documentation as to how to apply the specific site to the monitoring platform on the SolarEdge server, their server is so freaking slow AF I don’t see how I could ever subject a customer to this sort of torture and still sleep at night.
At this point, I am seriously considering ripping it and the optomizers out, throwing them in an E-waste bin and spending $3k + 30 hours to replace it all with any product that doesn’t make me want to punch a hole in the wall.
I am a registered installerLol. SolarEdge.
You need to register as an installer and then login at monitoring.solaredge.com. Then look for Create New Site on the home screen.
I was wondering the same thing! One thing many people don't realize is how much energy you get even when its cloudy (unless its really really dark and cloudy of course). I am usually pleasantly surprised when I see how much I am still making without direct sun.You mean clouds shading your solar panels or getting your monitoring data through the cloud? :lol:
You mean clouds shading your solar panels or getting your monitoring data through the cloud? :lol: