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Best Solar Monitoring Devices

Written by Faith Foushee/

Edited by Hannah Hillson

Last updated 03/07/2023

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Frequently asked questions

  • Solar system monitoring keeps you informed about your solar energy production. The monitoring devices send information about your system’s performance and how you can save energy in your home. 

  • The cost of solar monitoring devices on this list range from about $85 to $400. The price depends on the device of choice. The least expensive option on this list is the Emporia Vue Energy Monitor. The most expensive option is the Curb monitor. 

  • Yes. Solar monitoring devices are worth your money if you do not already have a tracking system. The main advantage of a monitoring device with a solar system is to lower electricity bills by understanding and adjusting your energy usage habits.

  • The right solar monitoring device depends on what features are important to you. If you’re looking for a budget-friendly option with a year-long warranty, the Emporia Vue Energy Monitor is for you. The Curb Energy Monitor is also great if you are looking for more high-tech features, like remotely turning off devices. 

  • You should contact a professional electrician for installation. Installing a solar monitoring device involves working with electrical wires, which could result in electric shock if not performed by a professional. 

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