Nowadays, you will rarely find someone who doesn’t have a smart device, filled to the brim with dozens of applications. And in 2020, there seems to be an app for everything, from cookbooks and digital libraries to stock market analysis platforms. But what about the renewable energy business? Are there any apps out there that will help you build a smarter solar home?
Well, the answer to that question is a resounding Yes! With thousands of homeowners across the world buying renewable energy systems, the demand for high-quality apps has grown over the years. And every single clean energy company, including us at Atlantic Key Energy, welcomes smart technology with open arms.
What Kind of Apps Can I Get?
Solar Evaluation Apps
With apps like SolarCT, you can see what the value of installing a renewable energy system in your home would be. The app will provide you with a purchase proposal once you input your location, utility usage, price, and the system you’re using.
When installing a system, you will want the perfect tilt angle to get the maximum amount of sunlight. Luckily, there are spectacular apps out there that can help you calibrate the best angle for the job. In addition, they will provide you with the most accurate solar analytics tools, as well as an easy-to-use interface.
Inverter Monitoring Apps
Every solar panel system comes with an inverter. It’s the most crucial part of any PV system, since it converts the variable direct current output into 240V alternating current. And because of how important it is, nearly all inverter manufacturers have their own software native to the product.
If you happen to use a microinverter, you might want to install an app like Enphase Enlighten or APSystem’s EMA. For string inverter users, we suggest SMA Sunny Portal, the SolarEdge Monitoring Platform, or Fronius Solar.web live.
Energy Storage Monitoring
If your system came with a solar battery, you can also monitor the energy storage using an app. Enphase Enlighten and Tesla’s Powerwall platform are two of the best options out there, since they let you see the household energy storage and how much power you’ve consumed. The apps come with other useful options, such as notifying you when there’s a power outage or allowing you to change your basic storage and consumption settings.
As you can see, there are so many apps that can help you build and maintain a smarter solar home. But Atlantic Key Energy’s own AKE Connect+ is unlike any other app out there!
Since our mission is to spread the good word about renewable energy, we have decided to reward both our current and our future customers. By installing our free AKE Connect+ app, you can refer a friend or a family member to us. Let them know how much money they can save with solar energy and how it will improve their lives.
Once you’re referred your friend or family member to us (and if they meet our qualifications), you will both receive a small monetary award through the AKE Connect+ app. You will earn $35 per referral, while your friend will get $25. The app will also help you keep in touch with us, in case you’d like to make another referral in the future.
But the features don’t end there! AKE Connect+ will also keep track of all of your documents related to your PV system. In addition, it will keep your warranty information and referral history all in one spot. And on top of ALL that, you can also keep an eye on your panels.
Smart Renewable Power at Atlantic Key Energy
So, have you decided to upgrade to a smarter solar home? Do you want to save some money on power bills AND earn a little on the side? If so, contact Atlantic Key Energy today and give our free AKE Connect+ app a try. It’s available on both Google Play and Apple’s app store.