Release History

Current and past versions of PV BeanCounter version 2 can be found here: https://bitbucket.org/pvbc/pv-beancounter/downloads

Details of the changes in each version and links to specific versions appear below.

PV BeanCounter Version 2.0.2.6

posted 15 Feb 2014, 15:00 by Dennis Mackay-Fisher

Download:  Version 2.0.2.6

Released on:
  16/02/2014

Target Users:
  • All users with SMA Inverters using Sunny Explorer version 1.07.9 or newer 
  • PVBC users who are using field level consolidations

Contains: 
  • Tolerates a problem with data produced by Sunny Explorer version 1.07.9 or newer - Refer to Issue 18 at BitBucket
  • Fixes a problem discovered in Issue 16  - this allowed field level consolidations to be ignored in some circumstances
  • Fixes some minor issues in configuration program associated with detecting when a save is required
  • Now records the date and time a settings file is saved in the settings file

PV BeanCounter Version 2.0.2.5

posted 2 Feb 2014, 13:08 by Dennis Mackay-Fisher

Download:  Version 2.0.2.5

Released on:
  03/02/2014

Target Users:
  • All users with 2.0.2.4 who want to use PVMonitor 

Contains: 
  • Fixes a defect that caused PVMonitor to crash when using version 2.0.2.4 - Reported in Issue 11 at BitBucket

PV BeanCounter Version 2.0.2.4

posted 28 Jan 2014, 03:02 by Dennis Mackay-Fisher   [ updated 28 Jan 2014, 04:37 ]

Download:  Version 2.0.2.4

Released on:
  28/01/2014

Target Users:
  • All users who want to create multiple PVOutput systems and who had difficulty using previous versions
  • Users who had trouble with power readings at PVOutput when consolidating multiple devices into either Yield or Consumption

Contains: 
  • Fixes a defect that caused the configuration program to crash when adding a new PVOutput system
  • Ensures the Consolidation "Device Manager" has a name recorded in the xml configuration file. This fixes an error that appeared in the log when reloading settings while the service is runing.
  • Change the default setting of the PVOutput parameter "Power Alternates Min / Max". This was on by default but is now off unless you explicitly set it. This setting impacts PVOutput power readings when multiple devices are consolidated into Yield or Consumption
  • Added definitions for Eaton, Orion and SunEzy inverters. All use the existing CMS configuration file.

PV BeanCounter Version 2.0.2.3

posted 30 Dec 2013, 23:03 by Dennis Mackay-Fisher   [ updated 30 Dec 2013, 23:45 ]

Download:  Version 2.0.2.3

Released on:
  31/12/2013

Target Users:
  • All users with Inverters accessed by PVBC using a Phoenixtec based serial protocol. This includes - CMS, Samil, KLNE (Phoenixtec), SunnyRoo (Non-Modbus) and any other Inverters configured to use these protocols in PVBC
Note: This version does not provide new behaviour for other device types. If you are using 2.0.2.2 and you do not use the above inverter protocols, you do not need to update to this version.

Contains: 
  • Fixes Issue #5 (at BitBucket). This affected the above Inverter types when the PVBC Service starts (or the Inverter's Device Manager Thread restarts) before Inverter startup

PV BeanCounter Version 2.0.2.2

posted 29 Dec 2013, 15:14 by Dennis Mackay-Fisher

Download:  Version 2.0.2.2

Released on:
  30/12/2013

Target Users:
  • All users with Current Cost or Watts Clever devices who wish to use the Device Calibration facility
Contains: 
  • Fixes multiple calibration defects that under some circumstances prevented the calibration from taking effect
  • Allows Watts Clever users to control the device sampling interval - This was not previously exposed in the configuration program
  • Improvements to Device Query Interval and Database Interval configuration behaviour - no operation impacts
Note:
Device Query Interval affects the frequency with which the device is sampled. Database interval affects the frequency with which readings are recorded in the database.

When Query Interval is less than Database Interval, the query readings are accumulated for recording in the database. This allows fine grained power fluctuations to be detected and used to calculate energy readings.

PV BeanCounter Version 2.0.2.1

posted 14 Dec 2013, 15:15 by Dennis Mackay-Fisher   [ updated 7 Jan 2014, 03:34 ]

Download:  Version 2.0.2.1

Released on:
  15/12/2013

Target Users:
  • Minor improvements affecting all PVBC users
Contains: 
  • Does not send zero yield values to PVOutput when the inverter is not active
  • Improved handling of Sunny Explorer. SE does not always exit correctly. This version detects the presence of the output files after 90 seconds and ends SE if it has not stopped correctly
  • Enhanced trace facilities (called Thread Trace) that allow trace output to be limited to selected Device and PVOutput System managers. This is documented in the new manual in section 11.
Note that version 2013-12-15 of the Service Configuration Manual is now available

PV BeanCounter Version 2.0.2.0

posted 6 Dec 2013, 17:00 by Dennis Mackay-Fisher   [ updated 6 Dec 2013, 17:01 ]

Download:  Version 2.0.2.0

Released on:
  7/12/2013

Target Users:
  • Users with JFY 3 Phase Inverters
  • Any new PVBC users - This version contains enhanced setup features 

This version provides no new features for existing PVBC users who do not need to change their system configuration

Contains: 
  • Support for JFY 3 phase inverters. Currently only tested with 1 phase data from a JFY emulator
  • Improved default "Address" selection when adding a new device
  • Improved default "Serial Number" selection when adding a new device
  • Fixes a defect that caused the configuration program to crash when a Device Manager is deleted before all associated Devices are deleted

PV BeanCounter Version 2 Official Release

posted 6 Dec 2013, 16:59 by Dennis Mackay-Fisher   [ updated 6 Dec 2013, 17:16 ]

PVBC verson 2 is now ready for general use.

Version 2 is significantly different to version 1. Please peruse the configuration manual before installing version 2.

The configuration manual and the software installer are both available at https://bitbucket.org/pvbc/pv-beancounter/downloads

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