Why Smart meters for solar cells?

Why Smart meters for solar cells?

The world is witnessing a significant transition to renewable energy sources, and solar energy is at the forefront of this revolution. With the increasing popularity of solar energy, technology such as smart meters has become a breakthrough in optimizing the efficiency and performance of solar installations. In this blog post we will dive into smart meters and discuss their features with a focus on the most prominent players on the market, Huawei, Growatt and Fronius.

Battery facilities must have smart meters

If you choose to install a battery for your solar system, a smart meter is included, as the task of the smart meter is to help the inverter and battery deliver exactly the right amount of electricity at any given moment and ensure that the electricity then comes from the battery and not from the grid.

How do smart meters work?

Smart meters for solar energy systems are equipped with advanced sensors and communication functions. They collect real-time data on energy production and consumption, which is wirelessly transmitted to a central monitoring system. This data can be accessed by users via mobile apps or web portals and provides a comprehensive overview of the solar energy system's performance. When installing battery storage to the inverter, it is a requirement that there is a smart meter installed. This is so that the inverter can sense how the consumption looks like in the house and distribute the power in the most efficient way.

Huawei smart meter for solar cells
Huawei Smart meter Power Sensor DTSU666-H 3F (100A)

Huawei's extremely popular inverter and battery solutions obviously have their own smart meter solution that is tailored for their inverters. Their smart meter provides extensive data analysis and visualization, making it easy for users to monitor their solar production and consumption patterns. Huawei's smart meters also integrate seamlessly with their smart energy management system, enabling intelligent control and optimization of energy use.

You can find the smart meter from Huawei here.

Growatt smart meter for solar cells

Growatt, a well-respected provider of power optimization and monitoring solutions, has also made significant progress in the smart meter space. Their smart meter solutions enable accurate monitoring of solar energy production and consumption in an efficient manner. Growatt themselves do not produce the smart meter as you can see, but it is a subcontractor who manufactures them for them called Eastron.

You can find the Growatt smart meter here.

Fronius smart meter for solar cells

The Fronius Smart Meter is a powerful tool for optimizing solar panel systems. It provides accurate monitoring of energy production and energy consumption, enabling users to make informed decisions about their energy use. With its accuracy and real-time data access, the Fronius Smart Meter helps maximize energy efficiency and save on electricity costs. It also supports dynamic feed-in control for grid stability and optimized self-consumption of solar energy.

You can find the smart meter from Fronius here.

Advantages of Smart Meters for Solar Energy:

  1. Accurate Monitoring: Smart meters offer precise measurements of solar energy production, consumption and export to the grid. This data enables users to identify areas of improvement and optimize energy use accordingly.
  2. Energy efficiency: By tracking energy consumption patterns, users can identify energy waste and make adjustments to maximize efficiency. Smart meters provide real-time insights that help make informed decisions about energy use.
  3. Grid interaction: Smart meters enable seamless interaction between solar systems and the grid. They facilitate efficient grid integration, allowing users to monitor energy exports and imports, promote grid stability and improve overall energy management.


Smart meters have revolutionized the solar energy landscape by offering users valuable insights into energy production and consumption. By choosing solutions from companies such as Huawei and Growatt, individuals and businesses can benefit from smart metering to optimize solar system performance, maximize energy efficiency and contribute to a sustainable future. As the world embraces renewable energy, smart meters will continue to play a critical role in unlocking the full potential of solar energy.


Richard Lundberg


Mail: rickard@solproffset.se

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