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Integration with SolarEdge or Enphase inverters and IQ Panel

Overview

The Solar Monitoring integration enables customers with SolarEdge or Enphase inverters to monitor home solar panel energy production and consumption in the Customer Alarm.com app and now on IQ Panel.

System requirements:
-    Must have a solar inverter connected to Alarm.com user account
-    Dealer must enable the "Solar Data Stream" setting under Download/Upload device settings
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-    Panel will receive daily solar energy production data at the end of every day

Panel UI
Customers can quickly view monthly, weekly, and daily solar production from the IQ Panel UI

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Mobile UI
Customers can quickly view the day's current and total production from the home screen. The Solar screen allows them to track data for the day, week, last 30 days, and the last 12 months and view estimated savings, empowering them to make smarter decisions about home energy use.





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Note: All customers can view solar production data. Some customers will have the necessary hardware installed by their solar provider to be able to view energy consumption data in this section as well. Interested customers must contact their solar service provider for more information.

Supported equipment

  • Professionally installed Solar Edge inverters
  • Professionally installed Enphase inverters

Safety precautions

Only licensed professionals should handle solar equipment and installation.

Service package information

Solar can be added to both security and automation accounts by selecting the Solar Integration add-on and then selecting either Solar Edge or Enphase.

Note: There may be a cost associated with these add-ons.

Additional considerations

  • Either SolarEdge or Enphase can be added to a customer's account, not both.
  • A single account can only have one inverter, not multiple.
  • A customer’s solar panel system can only be linked to one Alarm.com account.
  • Customers with CT clamp consumption data with Energy Monitoring and Solar Integration with no consumption data through the SolarEdge or Enphase API will see the CT clamp consumption data in the solar feature screen.

Connecting Solar Panels to an Alarm.com account

At this time, both customers and service providers will need to coordinate and exchange information to successfully connect solar to the account.

Solar Edge

  1. Request the API Key and Site ID from the customer. To find this information, the customer must follow these steps (also included in this YouTube Video):
    • Log into the SolarEdge account.
    • Click Admin at the top of the screen.
    • Click Site Access.
    • Click Access Control.
    • Scroll down to API Access. Click to agree to the Terms & Conditions. This will generate an API Key. Important: The key is not valid until the customer clicks Save.
    • The Site ID can be found just beneath the API Key.

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  1. Enable the feature on the customer's service package using either the Partner Portal or MobileTech app.
  2. Log into the Partner Portal or MobileTech app.
  3. Find the customer account.
  4. Navigate to Service Package on the Partner Portal or Package on the MobileTech app.
  5. Select the Solar Integration add-on.
  6. Select SolarEdge.
  7. Connect the solar account.
  8. Log into the Partner Portal.
  9. Find the customer account.
  10. Click Equipment.
  11. Click Solar.
  12. Click Add Solar System.
  13. Enter the API Key and Site ID the customer provided.
    • Optional: Enter the Expected Yearly Production.
  14. Click Save.

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Enphase

  1. Instruct the customer to enable 3rd party API access and provide their Enlighten system Site ID.
  2. Enables the feature on the customer's service package using either the Partner Portal or MobileTech app.
  3. Log into the Partner Portal or MobileTech app.
  4. Find the customer account.
  5. Navigate to Service Package on the Partner Portal or Package on MobileTech app.
  6. Select the Solar Integration add-on.
  7. Select Enphase.
  8. Connects the solar account.
  9. Log into the Partner Portal.
  10. Find the customer account.
  11. Click Equipment.
  12. Click Solar.
  13. Click Add Solar System.
  14. Enter the Enlighten System ID.
    • Optional: Enter the Expected Yearly Production.
  15. Click Save.

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Removing Solar panels from an Alarm.com account

To remove solar equipment using the Partner Portal:

  1. Log into the Partner Portal.
  2. Find the customer account.
  3. Click Equipment.
  4. Click Solar.
  5. Click Delete Solar System.
Apr 13, 2022

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