Off-Grid Solar Research

January 10, 2017 - pkcinna

X-Monit is established to provide automation and monitoring software.

Off-Grid Solar - Smart Applicance Managment

There are not many tools to manage small solar panel setups in an off-grid configuration. Off-grid solar is generally limited by the battery bank used to store power. Running air conditioners, heaters, washers, dryers, etc… takes a lot of power which will drain batteries quickly. Because battery technology in the USA is expensive, it is important to manage appliances in a way that minimizes battery use.

X-Monit develops intelligent power managment software to prioritize and deliver power to appliances. For example, if you turn on a toaster oven and it is using more power than is available from the sun, an automated system can temporarily turn off space heaters, defrost cycle of a refrigerator, etc…