Thursday, December 14

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New Alerts System is Live!

We've recently released a new alerts system that has been completely redesigned inside and out.  The new system is includes many improvements and additions including:

  • more intuitive design and behavior
  • better performance
  • inverter connectivity alert now automatically adjusts for local sunrise and sunset
  • a new MassCEC PTS reporting alert

Thank you to all of our customers that provided the feedback essential to the design of this new system! 

More information is available in the support section of our website:  www.wattmetrics.com/support/managingalerts.aspx

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New Manual Available

A completely new installation and management manual is now available online. It has several new features and enhancements: Mobile Friendly The new documentation is now all online and easily accessible from our main website: http://www.wattmetrics.com/support.aspx. It is easy to use from any smartphone or tablet, a great resource for reviewing instructions in the field. Revised and Expanded We've added a ton of new sections and complete rewritten old ones. A lot of close interaction with our customers has enabled us to add a lot of real-world details that make installing and managing WattMetrics projects even easier. Live Having the manual all online lets us make additions and revisions instantly. Installers can be confident they have the most up to date support we can provide, instead of having to wonder if the manual they downloaded three weeks or three months ago is still current. Never Complete We will always be looking to improve our support documents. Please don't hesitate to ...

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Data API private beta available

Our new data API is now available for testing. It provides automated access to project data via REST or SOAP. The REST interface includes JSONP access, making it super easy to add your own custom data visualizations to your website with WattMetrics data.  

The API functionaly also includes a sneek peak at our upcoming project portfolio features. 

More information is available here: https://api.wattmetrics.com  (please note that the API is available only via https, http requests will be ignored). Demontration data is available for testing.  Please contact us if you would like to particpate in the private beta.

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New Inverter: Growatt

We now support inverters by Growatt. We've seen a lot of different makes of inverter and we were immediately impressed with the exceptional build quality of Growatt inverters. The many years they spent on R&D before realeasing their product has really paid off.  Although they are relatively new to the market, they have already been very successful in Europe, Asia, Australia and now the US.  More information on our Growatt support is available here: products/supportedinverters/Growatt.aspx.

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New Commercial Hardware Available

We are proud to announce the release of a new version of our Commercial Universal Acquisition Agent. This new agent includes several enhancements and additions to our earlier model, including: 

  • a larger enclosure (still NEMA 4 and conduit-ready) leaves a lot more room to wire power and communications connections
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  • a stronger enclosure is more secure than the previous model and includes a option for a lockable clasp
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  • the clamshell design of the enclosure makes wiring access much easier and hides the display for greater security
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  • dedicated power+communications terminal specifically for use with WattMetrics weather stations - no power injector necessary
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  • more USB ports
 
These changes and more are a direct result of our field experiences to date and  some great customer feedback. Keep it coming!

 

New Inverter: Power-One

We now support the Aurora series of inverters by Power-One. They make a lot of different Aurora inverter models, including some for wind projects, and we can now support them all. More information on our Power-One support is available here: products/supportedinverters/PowerOne.aspx

The West Irondequoit Central School district installed a new wind turbine system this summer, including a Power-One Aurora inverter and a full WattMetrics weather stationwww.westirondequoit.org/Wind_turbine_2011.htm. The WattMetrics dashboard for this project is available here: services.wattmetrics.com/dashboard.aspx

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New Feature: Automatic Reporting to MassCEC PTS

As of this July, we have completed our integration with Massachussetts' production tracking/SREC system. When registering a new MassCEC PTS system via the MassCEC PTS portal, installers can now select WattMetrics as the reporting agent.   

Once a system id is available from the PTS, all the installer has to do is enter that id into the WattMetrics project portal (as shown below). That's it. Once that's done, we will automatically report production data from our system to MassCEC PTS. This service is available free of charge to all WattMetrics projects in Massachussetts. For more information on MassCEC, please visit www.masscec.com and www.masscec-pts.com.

  

WattMetrics Project Portal settings for MassCEC PTS

New Feature: System Efficiency Metrics

We're happy to announce the release of a new analytical tool:  system efficiency metrics. Now available via the projects portal on every project with a WattMetrics weather station.