Solar inverter power consumption

Emporia Energy Community Product Ideas Solar inverter power consumption

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    • #8165 Report Abuse


      One thing I have noticed is that the solar inverter always showing negative number even though no sunlight at all.

      For an example,

      At day time,  the inverter is producing power  -> Negative number

      At night time, the inverter is consuming power(idle power approx. few watts) -> should be positive number

      Overall it is great product!

      you guys are awesome!

    • #8167 Report Abuse

      This is a known issue.  Although the clamps are able to measure current flow either direction, currently Emporia is taking the absolute value of the current readings.  Loads are always shown as positive, and solar always negative.  The feature has been requested – vampire draw of the solar inverters is not taken into account as you note.

    • #8168 Report Abuse

      Good to know that.


    • #8303 Report Abuse

      I need the Solar clamp to show positive and negative number, in order to measure my production of my sol-ark … Basically need to 2 CTs in front of the inverter, and 2 CT on the subpanel/protected feed,  at night this should show cancel each other out in the calculations. however at day it should calc a generation amount even if not sending it back to the grid.

    • #8309 Report Abuse

      This is a huge want for me too!

      With my setup I have 2 AC to DC chargers tapped into my 240v (2x 120v) live microinverters lines so that I can show reduced production. Due to the absolute values for solar, it shows production when I’m actually in consumption thus breaking all my solar smart plug automation.

      It essentially renders all my emporia stuff useless.


    • #8323 Report Abuse

      I get the same thing from my inverter too which is in my garden annex. Here is my setup video of the  Vue Gen  2

      My App View

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