Which connections are needed?
Two power connections (230V) as well as an access to the Internet (network cable or a network connection) are required. If there is no network connection at the installation site, but only a power connection, you can use a powerline adapter that sends the network signal via the power line. The devices of the SF-300 series (from BJ 2016) are equipped with an integrated WLAN antenna. For the SF-100 series an optional WLAN stick, available at Solarfox, can be used. Your own Wi-Fi USB adapters are not supported. If there is no internet connection on site, the display can be connected to a mobile radio router.
Further information about the installation can be found in our installation instructions. Category: Service -> Tenders and Planning.
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Large solar displays by Solarfox are compartible with almost every photovoltaic system
Solarfox displays can be connected to almost every photovoltaic system. The data communication takes place via the internet and thus offers a very extensive location independence. In order to visualize the data of the photovoltaic system, Solarfox needs an external datalogger or an inverter with integrated datalogger. Datalogger and display must be connected to the internet via the following connection options. This has the advantage that you do not need direct cabling between the datalogger and the display. This allows you to select a location of the Solarfox display completely independent of location and very flexibly.
In order to visualize the data of the photovoltaic system, Solarfox needs an external datalogger or an inverter with integrated datalogger. Datalogger and display must be connected to the internet via the following connection
Additional information can be found here: interfaces.
Cumulation of solar power yields and CO2 savings
As an option, system data can also be summarized or cumulated. Solarfox automatically aggregates the individual revenues of the assets into a total revenue and displays them in individual charts. With the accumulated representation different manufacturers and systems can be visualized. In this way it is e.g. possible to cumulate the yield data of three photovoltaic systems with one Solar-Log datalogger, two photovoltaic systems with one SMA Sunny Webbox and two photovoltaic systems with one Meteocontrol weblog.
Common application options are city halls or company headquarters. Yields from various locations and buildings will be made available to a broad public at a central location. Due to the cumulative presentation, the CO2 savings and the total yield can be visualized here. At the same time, the system is future-proof and can subsequently accommodate additional systems.