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Online Solar Monitoring

TSP Solar Bot:

TSP Solar Bot can be used on a Raspberry Pi (or other Linux ARM devices) to log inverter and battery information to the cloud. The data can be remotely viewed in a user friendly manner at www.tspsolarbot.com 

Requirements:

  • Raspberry Pi (or Linux ARM device)
  • Axpert inverter (TSP 4kW / TSP 5kW / TSP 5.5 kW / Sacolar / Growatt)
  • Lithium battery (TSP 4.8 kWh)
  • Internet connection

Features:

  • Dashboard with system overview, weather data, power graphs for solar, load and utility consumption, battery SoC and other summaries
  • Detailed inverter data
  • Detailed battery data
  • Alarm data
  • Set settings remotely on 4kW/5kW The Sun Pays inverters and 5.5kW The Sun Pays inverter with USB cable (Growatt & Sacolar settings coming soon!)
  • The Sun Pays lithium battery communication for 4kW/5kW TSP inverters
  • Command line interface when used in headless mode

Installation Instructions:

  1. Extract the .tar file to your Desktop or your preferred destination. The tar file can be extracted by right-clicking the .tar file and selecting "extract here".
  2. Execute "setup.sh". It is located in the TSPSolarBot folder that was extracted in step 1 above. It is only necessary to execute once. If you execute it again you will have to log in again.
  3. Run TSPSolarBot to open the main program. The file does not have .sh or .exe extension.
  4. Click the Login button and log in with your username/email and password that can be created at https://tspsolarbot.com/register. You can click the link to open the web browser.

 

Download:

  • Latest version: 

TSP Solar Bot V1.16.11 ARM (Raspberry PI 32 bit)

TSP Solar Bot V1.16.11 deb64 (Linux 64 bit)

Limitations:

  • As the software is still a work in progress, bugs and errors will be present. Feedback or recommendations can be sent to tspsolarbot@thesunpays.co.za
  • Auto-update is not yet implemented. Please visit this page to obtain the latest copy of the logging software until the auto-update feature was added.
  • Multiple inverter and battery logging is limited to The Sun Pays 4kW/5kW inverters and The Sun Pays lithium batteries. Growatt Sacolar and The Sun Pays 5.5kW inverters to be added soon.
  • Remote relay control (for geyser timer via the Raspberry Pi) from the dashboard to be updated soon.
  • Offline functionality to be implemented soon.