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The Fronius Ohmpilot, a heating hero - Part 2

Interesting facts

If you have read the first part of “The Fronius Ohmpilot, a heating hero”, you will already be familiar with the basic functions of the intelligent consumption regulator. In this article, we show you a few less familiar functions that will be equally as interesting for you and your customers.

13. Installing a Fronius Ohmpilot is incredibly easy

If you have never installed a Fronius Ohmpilot before, don’t worry – the process for you as an installer is incredibly quick and easy to carry out. The detailed Installation Instructions can be found in the downloads section on the right. We have also created a video to demonstrate how to carry out the individual steps in practice.

But, what makes installation so easy?

/ The performance of the heating element and the number of phases are measured automatically.
/ Setting up communication between the Ohmpilot and the inverter is effortless. No matter whether you are using LAN or RS485, the connection is established automatically.
/ If you choose WLAN communication, the password can be exchanged with the router by pressing a button.
/ If you select the “Self-consumption” setting, there is no need to apply any settings at all. Simply connect the Ohmpilot and, after a short while, the Ohmpilot will start using the excess PV energy.
/ If your customer has registered their system in the Fronius Solar.web portal, that's fantastic – it means data from the Ohmpilot will automatically be displayed in the portal.  

14. The Fronius Ohmpilot reduces overall energy Costs

By installing the Fronius Ohmpilot, your customers can increase their rate of self-consumption to more than 70%. Your customers can therefore make savings on two fronts: on the one hand, they use more of their own PV energy for their own personal requirements, and on the other, they are conserving fossil fuels such as gas and oil.

15. Monitor the Ohmpilot’s consumption and production data using Fronius Solar.web

The Solar.web monitoring tool provides indispensable support for you as an installer when it comes to evaluating and analysing the PV system. You can use the consumption and production curves to easily determine your customers’ usage patterns and identify potential areas for optimisation.
As you can clearly see from the diagram, on this particular day, this PV system used almost half of the PV surplus to heat water (shown in blue). This is the amount that would have been fed into the grid without the Ohmpilot. With the Ohmpilot, however, the excess energy is used to heat water, saving on heating and hot water costs, increasing the service life of the existing heating system and increasing self-consumption.

16. The Fronius Ohmpilot reduces CO2 emissions

The Fronius Ohmpilot helps the environment. As using the Ohmpilot reduces the amount of fossil fuels required, it plays a major role in reducing CO2 emissions. 
For example, by using the Fronius Ohmpilot in a household with a gas heating system, your customers can save 1,800 kWh of gas per year, which corresponds to 124 kg of CO2. This is the equivalent to driving 1,030 kilometres in a car.

17. The Fronius Ohmpilot can be retrofitted to an existing PV System

Does your customer already have a PV System? If the answer is yes, that’s not a problem – the Fronius Ohmpilot can be easily integrated into an existing installation. Installing the Ohmpilot is incredibly easy. You can see for yourself just how easy it is in the instruction Video.

18. The Fronius Ohmpilot can also be used with inverters from other manufacturers

Does your customer already have a PV system, but one that uses inverters from a different manufacturer? Even this isn’t a deal breaker for the Ohmpilot. You only need the Datamanager Box, which is used to connect the Fronius Smart Meter and control the Fronius Ohmpilot.


Click here to read part 1 or continue with part 3:

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