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Watchpower automation/alternatives?
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Hi All
I have (finally!) commissioned my home solar panel, battery and inverter system - mostly due to the great advice on here - thanks to all!

I have  PIP5048MK MPPSolar unit that is working great so far, with 6 x 300W panels and a home-built 10kWh battery built from reclaimed 18650 e-bike batteries. I am using 'Watchpower' software to monitor performance and would like to store all the data that is currently available from the PIP unit. I can do this with Watchpower by exporting the data periodically (the PIP unit is permanently connected to a laptop via RS232 interface, and Watchpower is running continuously on the laptop).

Has anyone found a way of automating the data extract/export process - or do you use an alternative to Watchpower for data logging?

Many Thanks,
BarryG
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#2
I use Solar-sis that i have written and store it in influxdb and visualize with Grafana. For processing and automatization i use Node red

There is also an ISO for raspberry pi available

https://diytechandrepairs.nu/raspberry-solar/

You can install the solar-sis with NPM as well but its not latets version right now. Can be found on github to
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(03-13-2020, 11:02 AM)daromer Wrote: I use Solar-sis that i have written and store it in influxdb and visualize with Grafana. For processing and automatization i use Node red

There is also an ISO for raspberry pi available

https://diytechandrepairs.nu/raspberry-solar/

You can install the solar-sis with NPM as well but its not latets version right now. Can be found on github to

Thank you for the heads-up, daromer......much appreciated. I'll give this a look......
BarryG
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