The Solar Panels app did not have a thread here, so let’s create one! Use this topic for general help and discussion about the app.
I am working on some documentation around pairing inverters with the app. If you have an inverter that is not listed here and want to help, let me know and provide me with some steps and screenshots, so it can be added there. The documentation can be found here.
If you encounter an issue with the app, please raise it here, but do check whether it has not been raised before.
Could not find pair session is a Homey error. It happens for instance if you leave the pairing page open while reinstalling the app. I think it could also indicate a timeout where it took too long to enter the data
Thanks! Yes, this is an issue with the app. For more recent Omnik inverters, the method that I’m using to fetch data isn’t working anymore. The inverter simply doesn’t respond to the request, hence the timeout.
For these inverters it will probably be necessary to scrape status.js, it’s ugly but it works I guess…
I don’t think it’s in the settings, but somewhere at a lower level. The newer inverters don’t respond to the requests that are being sent, and no one has found the type of request that needs to be made to get data out of the inverter.
Hmm I think this is something Athom should be handling in the application UI. They are already (partially) doing that, as solar panels do show up correctly in Energy (and the value being positive is a requirement for that, I believe). Maybe you can suggest it to Athom?
I own an ABB inverter (PVI 3.0 OUTD), with a VSN300 wifi logger card installed. This uploads the data to Aurora Vision - Plant Viewer.
I would love to have these data readings in Homey so I can automate dryer/dishwasher etc.
Anyone experience with this converter, and can it be implemented in de Solar panels app?