in looking for tools to monitor the production of my
I find solar panels
I am looking for information to see if I can associate Current Cost
Development Board cheapest BIN or [url]measure-current.com[/url]
thank you for your opinion?
I doubt whether those particular digital dev boards would be useful for what you want to do; they only show 500 watts or 0 watts. Maybe the analogue
dev boards could be used. The hall-effect sensors look interesting and perhaps may be more accurate than the current cost clamps but they are quite pricey. However, they do have a serious problem. there is no way to attach them to the wire without undoing it and feeding it through the hole. Beside that, they are still only measuring current and not power.
IMHO The simplest way to monitor your solar is to use a standard CurrentCost Transmiter and Clamp on the feed from the solar supply to the house circuits. The Australian agents, Smartnow, have a good explanation of the setup here
Here is my solar data for today as monitored on PVOutput.org
. Data is collected by an Envi with 2 transmitters setup as shown in the Smartnow page.
Pvoutput.org is a free service for comparing PV systems. There are already a few French sites enrolled.