Energy Panel

What is the Energy Panel

The Energy Panel is dedicated to energy producing installations, but it also allows you to analyse your home’s energy consumption.

If you have a main energy meter, all the total consumption data will come from this device.

In the case of the lack of a main energy meter, the consumption data will come from all devices present in the system with active energy metering.

The panel has a data display switch, which allows energy consumption and energy savings to be presented in kWh or in the selected currency.

Panel configuration

The panel configuration is only available to the system administrator.

 

To access the configuration:

Go to   Energy → Panel settings

Configuration is possible here:

  1. Billing period.
    • Possibility to choose the interval and the start date of the billing period.
    • Editing a billing period only affects the current period, previous billing periods will not be modified.
  2. Tariff.
    • Possibility to set the billing rate per kWh of energy.
    • Here you can change the currency.
    • The tariff consists of:
      • Main rate – by default applies for the entire billing period.
      • Additional rates – possibility of adding an additional rate with a different billing rate.
    • The possibility of defining a percentage of energy, which determines what proportion of the energy given up to the mains can be taken back in the future.
      • The factor affects the total cost of energy production.
      • The default value is 100%, a change only affects the current billing period.
  3. Expenses – the tab allows you to save the cost of the energy production installation.
    • Possibility of specifying the cost and date of installation of the energy-producing installation.
    • Determination of additional costs related to maintenance and servicing.
  4. History.
    • Possibility of deleting data history from individual devices in the system.
    • To delete the history, select the devices and dates.

 

General tab

The General tab is the basic view of the Energy Panel. It consists of elements:

  1. Summary. Here you can find the current value of Production, Consumption and Energy Balance.
  2. Billing periods comparison.
    • The difference between the current and previous billing period. At least one billing period must be closed for this value to appear.
  3. Energy Balance Chart. Contains three series of data related to the energy balance, according to the selected time period. Default values are:
    • Daily balance.
    • Data series of the current day and the two preceding days.
  4. The devices that consume the most energy. Here you can find a list of the 3 devices that consume the most energy in a given period of time.
  5. Detailed consumption data. Here you will find a graph specifying the consumption data for each section/room during the specified time.

Savings tab

The tab allows a detailed analysis of consumption and production over a selected period. It consists of elements:

  1. Summary of energy consumption. Here you can find the current cost of energy consumption, the average cost from closed billing periods and the annual energy consumption.
  2. Energy balance over time. This includes:
    • The chart describes the energy consumption/production data for the selected period.
    • Summary of total production and consumption for the selected period.
    • List of devices that have consumed energy in the selected period.
  3. Comparison of a period from the top chart to another date. It is possible to compare a selected day/week with any date.

Ecology tab

The Ecology tab shows the positive impact on the environment by using an energy producing installation. It consists of elements:

  1. Summary:
    • Self-sufficiency – determines the percentage of the energy production installation that covers the energy demand.
    • Equivalent trees planted calculated on the basis of electricity produced.
    • CO2 reduction based on electricity produced.
  2. Your achievements and their impact on the environment. A chart showing the rate of ‘tree planting’ over a period of time. It starts with the day of electricity production.
  3. The CO2 reduction chart illustrates the reduction of CO2 over a selected period of time. It starts with the day of electricity production.

Scenes

Creating scenes with the Energy Panel allows you to control the energy expenses of your electrical installation. Scenes give you the opportunity to change your habits into more ecological ones.

You can use the surplus energy produced to power additional devices.
For block scenes you can use: summary energy consumption, consumption by device, consumption by room, consumption by device/conditions categories, summary production, summary balance and current rate.

Example of a scene using Energy Panel

Switch on the garden lighting when the night-time tariff is active and the current day’s energy production balance is greater than a certain value.
With this scene, you will be able to use the surplus energy to power your outdoor lighting.

Devices

  • Home Center 3 / Home Center Lite / Yubii Home
  • FIBARO Switch
  • LED lighting 230 V

Instruction

  1. Install FIBARO Switch according to Install Single/Double Switch
  2. Create a block scene as shown.

Attention

The energy balance values used in the scene are indicative and can be individually adjusted by the user.

April 21, 2022   447    Getting Started, Tutorials, Use Cases    
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