Six good reasons to invest in a Fronius Smart Meter
With a Fronius Smart Meter, system owners know how much power they generate AND consume.
Contrary to a PV system without a Fronius Smart Meter, PV production and power consumption is made clear. This knowledge is indispensable in order to optimise energy usage in the home or workplace and enables you to see how your energy production and consumption is spread over the day so you can switch on the washing machine, for example, when there is sufficient energy available from the PV system and not when electricity needs to be drawn from the grid. The results are truly impressive: a higher rate of self-consumption, lower energy costs and a shorter payback period for the PV system.
The Fronius Smart Meter is the basis for intelligent energy flow management. Thanks to the data provided by the Fronius Smart Meter and displayed in the Fronius Solar.web online portal, the loads in the home or workplace can be switched on in a targeted manner when PV energy is available. The digital outputs allow up to four consumers to be prioritised with PV energy. For example, these could be a heat pump, a pool pump, a wallbox for charging an electric car or an air conditioning system.
If you want to have even more control over your consumers, you can go one step further by using Fronius Energy Profiling. This is very easy to use: large consumers are equipped with their own Fronius Smart Meter so that you can see which ones are being used at what time of day and the amount of energy required. With this information at your fingertips, you can make informed choices and ensure the efficient usage of your energy.
3. Expanding the PV system in
line with your needs
The data provided by the Fronius Smart Meter gives you valuable knowledge about your energy requirements. This can be used as a basis to optimise, enlarge or upgrade the PV system, for example by adding a Fronius Ohmpilot or a battery. The information will help you decide whether upgrades are suitable for you. For example, if the main hours of consumption are between 6 pm and 9 pm, the obvious choice is to invest in a battery in order to save energy in the long term.
The Fronius Energy Package and Fronius Ohmpilot enable you to make even better use of the self-generated energy in the home. The Fronius Ohmpilot uses excess energy to generate heat, for example for hot water, whilst the Fronius Energy Package stores excess energy generated during the day for use at night. The Fronius Smart Meter is an essential component of this system. It records all the data in the system and ensures energy management is perfectly matchedto the different energy flows.
4. Integrating the data from external generators
With Fronius Energy Profiling, you can use several Fronius Smart Meters within one system, and display and evaluate their data via Fronius Solar.web. This gives you the option of incorporating external generators, such as a wind generator or an existing PV system, so that you have everything at a glance and do not have to switch between different tools. This enables holistic measures to be taken towards the optimum use of energy.
5. Limiting energy export to the grid
Grid operators in many countries stipulate
a PV power feed-in limit as a precondition before a system is connected to the
grid. Often, zero feed-in is also a requirement. The system data provided by
the Fronius Smart Meter is a prerequisite of this. The inverter regulates its
output power depending on the system data and allows for dynamic feed-in
management with user-defined feed-in limits.
6. Finding the cause of an error quickly and easily
Effective system monitoring gives system owners the peace of mind that everything is running as it should. However, if something is not functioning as normal, it is easy to determine and rectify the cause with the data from the Fronius Smart Meter. Combined with Fronius Solar.web, you also benefit from handy e-mail notifications and report functions.
The benefits are impressive, regardless of whether you are a system owner or an installer. All in all, with the Fronius Smart Meter, you have 100% control over electricity consumption and lay the foundation for ongoing optimisation of your energy usage.
Fronius Smart Meter
The smarter way to record your energy consumption!