Schneider Electric Solar announced InsightHome and InsightFacility last week, the newest additions to the company’s Insight Energy Management ecosystem. Both InsightHome and InsightFacility are smart edge devices that connect customers’ Schneider Electric solar and storage systems to the Insight app. InsightHome targets the residential solar and storage market globally. InsightFacility is for large residential and commercial solar and storage systems.
InsightHome. Schneider Electric’s Insight helps homeowners make decisions on their energy footprint. Homeowners see their energy production and consumption from mobile or web apps and control their solar and storage systems. Installers use Insight to manage their portfolio of installations. Installers can reduce site visits by 50% thanks to Insight’s powerful remote management features.
InsightHome is perfect for a single-family home with up to 26 kilowatts (kW) of storage. Homeowners utilize the Insight app to monitor their home energy performance in real-time from anywhere and from any device. They can also see their money-savings and reduction in carbon emissions towards a more sustainable future. For installers, advanced features such as wireless connectivity and Li-ion battery integration make it easy to design and configure their customer’s solar and storage systems.
InsightFacility supports larger solar systems of up to 3 megawatts (MW) or storage systems of up to 50 kilowatts (kW). Portfolio management tools, customizable dashboards and remote control make managing a single commercial site or a large number of commercial sites easy. The cutting edge communication protocols allow for connectivity to utilities, 3rd party inverters and advanced lithium storage technologies.
Both InsightHome and InsightFacility are compatible with Schneider Electric’s hybrid solar & storage offerings, including the XW and SW lines of storage inverters, the MPPT solar charge controllers and the accessories. For the European and Australian markets, Schneider Electric’s commercial 3-phase string inverters are also compatible.
— Solar Builder magazine