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  1. buy, sell, bank (store) based on displayed power price

    Eventually all power companies should use hour to hour pricing, and also measure power losses due to transmission, heat, and inefficiencies. I would like my display to show who is using my power, and how much they are wasting, how much my power is sold for, at a given hour of day. This information, will eventually allow power generating customers like myself, choose when to save to battery and when to sell for the most efficiency and price.

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  2. Device auto-discovery / configuration

    Automatically set Mate3 configuration parameters using vendor provided configuration data for device being added. Make it so Mate3 cannauto-discovery hardware.

    2 votes
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  3. Ease of use & understanding

    Bring the old interface look and feel to optics as it was much quicker for a home owner like myself, and maybe a print option so a novice can print the system info out to have on hand to use if or when the system goes down.

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  4. Mobile Apps

    Native mobile apps for Android/iPhone.

    12 votes
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  5. Website Widget

    Have a widget where we can embed it on our own company website to show each system production and operation.

    4 votes
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  6. API Access

    The ability to query (and possibly update) programmatically with an API.

    8 votes
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  7. voltage graduation dod volts

    change dod volts to tenth of a volt changes

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  8. Battery flow status in Ah

    Show battery flow status in Ah and last time true 100% reached

    4 votes
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  9. External Load switching

    I would like to switch loads in an out with external set of relays depending of mate3 conditions
    ie
    - power surplus = switch in load "A"
    - power shortfall = switch out load "B"

    5 votes
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  10. Mobile phone or tablet version

    Could you create a mobile css file to format OpticsRE to be friendly for iOS (and Android)? Alternatively an iOS app would be really nice. OpticsRE works great on a desktop browser but can be cumbersome on a phone or tablet.

    21 votes
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  11. Alert methods

    An alert page for system parameters should include email notifications, as well as an open URL for running REST commands into a home automation controller, IFTTT, or any push style notifications.

    3 votes
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  12. 1 vote
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  13. Show Outside Temperature on Dashboard Graph

    On the bar chart in the Dashboard, add the option to have a line graph on the right hand side that shows the outside temperature (instead of the battery temperature). This would be extremely helpful since my solar output and load usage is largely dependent upon the outside weather (due to A/C or heat).

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  14. GVFX3648 top-off charging in HBX mode.

    How about amending the HBX code to allow we HBX users to be able to charge our batteries from the grid during night time hours? This is much preferable to bring to fool the system by using the “sell” mode and pretending that the input is coming from a non-existent generator, as I read some people in the forums do.

    A number of us see no reason why HBX could not have a safe period during night when a user could allow the GVFX3648 inverters in a split or single-phase setup to charge the battery bank with their built-in chargers.…

    2 votes
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  15. MAC Address Change

    Enhancement Request: In the unlikely event that a MATE3 should fail and need to be replaced, there should be a mechanism for editing the MAC address within OPTICS RE and keeping the old history associated with the new replacement MATE3.

    I can see at least five possible ways to implement this:
    1. By OPTICS staff allowing multiple MAC addresses to be supported, or by OPTICS staff changing the MAC address on record whenever a device is replaced in the field.
    2. At the OPTICS end allowing the MAC address to be editable there, with some verification that it is not…

    14 votes
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  16. 4 votes
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  17. Show full 20-second data, not just hourly!

    You're getting data from me every 20 seconds. How can it possibly be that you only display hourly averages? Please show the full detail I'm paying to send you!

    6 votes
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  18. More user settings!

    More user defined settings--for example, for legacy inverters, the capability for user to enter appropriate info. Also for legacy inverters and off-grid users, capability to add info about generator use (the grid isn't involved, so power must either be solar or generator).

    2 votes
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  19. Add to chart grid outages and excess solar indicators

    Graph grid power outages and excess solar availability on the dashboard chart.

    (e.g. green + marker on hours with sleeping charge controllers, red x markers on hours with no grid available)

    2 votes
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  20. Easy AUX control

    Add a button to System Tools area that can be assigned to an AUX for easily turning loads on-off remotely.

    3 votes
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