Dashboard Overview

Navigation & Search

At the top of the screen are 3 navigation links, a navigation and search bar which displays the dashboard you are currently on, and the gear icon which will open the System Tools menu



On smaller screens the navigation and search bar collapses to the layout below

Interacting with Dashboard, Device Map, or Event History will load their corresponding pages.  Further Dashboard information is detailed in the remainder of this article.

Overview of the Device Map


 

System Status

System status shows an overview of the system's online status, instantaneous power usage, and maximum solar output. For details on how to change maximum solar output see this article

Online Status & Update Rates




Shows what time information on the Power Flow and system status portions of the screen were last updated.  Updates should arrive roughly every 30 seconds while actively monitored through the dashboard. Otherwise an update is sent roughly every 15 minutes. A system is considered actively monitored as long as at least one client is looking at the dashboard for a Profile, Site, or System. It may take up to a minute or two for a system to switch to actively monitored speeds. 

If there is a problem with communication between the server and your device, the status may show a Partial Connection or indicate that the device is offline. For recommendations on how to fix this issue, please see Troubleshooting Network Connectivity.

Power Output

The system's current output is broken down into a helpful summary, and the four main sources and sinks of power in a system.

Power Output Summaries:
  1. Buying: Energy is being bought from the grid. 
  2. Selling: Energy is being sold to the grid.
  3. Producing: Energy is being sent to the batteries from solar production, or generator use is charging the battery. 
  4. Consuming: Energy is being removed from the batteries to meet load demand, or energy is being provided by the generator to power the load, without charging the batteries. 
  5. --: No significant output is occurring. 
While it is possible to do some of these operations at the same time, for example using excess PV energy to power a load and sell to the grid, only one summary is shown at a time with the highest precedence being given to operations that interact with the grid

Note: RoseWater customers will only see Buying or Selling. 

Solar Output

The doughnut chart on the left hand side of the System Status box shows your current solar production in kilowatts out of the maximum available determined by your PV array size. The PV array size in kilowatts is shown in the bottom left. This maximum can be adjusted by changing your PV Array Size setting in the Device Registration options. 


Power Flow

The power flow is a graphical display of your system's instantaneous power usage. 



Further information about each device is available by hovering the mouse over specific parts of the Power Flow:

Charge Controller



Battery


Inverter

Generator


Graphing


See 
https://opticsre.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/topics/126486-opticsre-graphing for an overview of graphing.  

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