Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I use a PicoGrid system to monitor two different brands of solar inverter simultaneously?

A: Yes.

Q: Can I see my consumption and solar generation on the same screen?

A: Yes.

Q: Can I display a customized/branded version of the PicoGrid dashboard on a monitor in my lobby or waiting room?

A: Yes.

Q: Can I display the data on my website or intranet?

A: Yes.

Q: What happens if the PicoGrid system loses the internet for some reason?

A: PicoGrid monitors the internet bandwidth and if it goes down, it holds onto the data. When it finds that the internet is back up, it posts the data that it has stored up. PicoGrid can hold months of data if needed, and can also work robustly with intermittent 3G or broadband connections.

Q: My solar inverter comes with monitoring built-in already, what do I need a PicoGrid system for?

A: You may not need PicoGrid in this case. But if your needs go beyond the basic display of raw data using a fixed format, it could be useful – perhaps you want to integrate it with other data from your business or create custom reports and displays. PicoGrid and Greenstage Power are here to help.