I have solar panels on my roof that occasionally trip out. They are connected to my main UK electricity consumer unit and trip one circuit MCB. Unless I check the consumer unit, I have no way to know that the panels have tripped. They are then not generating electricity and I am not making any money!
I see two possibilities to detect this problem.
- detect that there is no electricity flowing through the cables (there is no plug socket to use an energy monitoring plug)
- detect that the flashing red LED on the solar panel meter has gone out.
I think no.1 might be a more reliable solution, but I don’t know if it is possible. Does anyone have any ideas how to detect either of these things, or have another other idea to solve this problem?