Use IAMMETER-simulator to optimize your solar PV system
This is a virtual 3 phase energy meter(the code is open source IAMMETER`simulator in GitHub), which is installed like this.
Why we develop this simulator
The idea that let us start to develop this simulator comes from this post https://imeter.club/topic/320
One of our customers tries to optimize the use of solar excess output by the home assistant. Use IAMMETER`s energy meter to monitor the solar excess output and control the Tesla charge by the Home Assistant (use the excess solar as much as possible) .
we also want to participate in this project, to optimize the control logic together. But we do not have the Tesla and inverter in our office now. So we had an idea, develop a simulator to achieve such jobs.
In my opinion, If we can simulate the load profile as accurately as real, you will be able to do the experiment on this simulator. Find a proper way to manipulate the controllable load and utilize the solar PV output more efficiently.
These are the specific jobs we want to do from this simulator.
- Optimize your load control strategy: create a load profile, change the control logic of the load and try to find out which logic can be achieved the maximum return from your solar PV system( To Improve the self use rate in your solar PV system).
- Forecast the solar PV revenue before the installation: simulated a solar PV output, compute the possible solar PV saving and income by the simulated solar data and your real electrical energy consumption data.
Hope we can achieve our goals.
Welcome to let me know your thoughts here :IAMMETER-simulator in Home assistant community
How to run it
Get the data from the Simulator
Simulated the solar PV output
Use a totally simulated solar PV output
use the real solar PV output get from other platforms
Simulate the load profile
Integrate into the Home assistant
Demo effect: http://ha.iammeter.com:18123/lovelace/sim1 (user:iammeter ,pwd:iammeter)
IAMMETER@ Home Assistant
We do a lot of work on Home assistant this year. Such as support Modbus/TCP, MQTT integration, HACS etc.. This is a summary article https://www.iammeter.com/docs/summary-home-assistant, including both tutorial and video.