PV BeanCounter (PVBC) is a software suite that allows you to capture your energy consumption and energy generation information. This information is stored in a local database and summaries of the collected information can be uploaded to PVOutput.org.

When summaries of your data are uploaded to PVOutput.org, you can review your consumption and generation information through a variety of graphical displays. The image below shows the PVOutput graph for consumption, generation and temperature on a selected day.


Sample live readings at PVOutput.org

PV BeanCounter can:

  • Take electricity generation readings from multiple inverters and energy meters
  • Take electricity consumption readings from multiple energy meters
  • Take electricity net export readings from one or more Dutch Smart Meters (import readings are recorded as negative export)
  • Take gas consumption readings from one or more Dutch Smart Meters
  • Calculate consumption readings by combining net export and inverter yield readings (multiple inverters if required)
  • Combine generation and consumption readings from multiple sources for transmission to a single PVOutput "System"
  • Combine generation and consumption readings from multiple sources for transmission to multiple PVOutput "Systems"
  • Display instantaneous power readings on a set of desktop gauges
  • The desktop gauges can reside on any computer that can access the PV BeanCounter device monitor computer via a network
  • Populate the PVOutput Temperature, Voltage and ExtendedData(1-6) data fields using data from one or more devices (including gas readings)
Supported Inverters:
  • Aurora (PowerOne)
  • CMS
  • Delta Solivia
  • Eaton
  • Effekta
  • Fronius
  • Growatt
  • JFY
Supported Inverters:
  • KLNE
  • Orion
  • PowerCom
  • Samil
  • SMA (Bluetooth)
  • SunEzy
  • SunnyRoo
  • Xantrex
Supported Generic Meters:
  • Current Cost (CC128)
  • Watts Clever (Ew4008/9)
  • Owl
Supported Smart Meters:
  • Dutch Smart Meters
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