ICC support most Voltronic inverters. With ICC you can do the following

 Upload data to emoncms and pvoutput. You can view your Solar system from any web browser. (Local or cloud)

 Will warn you via email for any inverter faults.

 Support BMV Battery Monitors ( Recommended) for true SOC (State Of Charge)

 MQTT for live display values. For Android devices you can use MQTT dash.

 Switch between grid and solar based on time or state of charge  

Added support for Blue Nova batteries. { ICC PI version }

Added support for Pylontech batteries (Please mail Info@DiversifiedSolutions.co.za to order your compatible cable). Windows and Pi

Relay and Home Automation DB

New:ICC-GPIO

Use GPIO from the raspberry pi to control home automation, trigger contactors to remove loads. Trigger alarms for low batteries, low/high loads, low/high PV input.
Control indicators such as LEDs, Buzzers etc.
Use values from ICC via MQTT to control the relays
Note: other hardware may be necessary depending on your requirements.

Home Automation for Windows and Pi

 Windows

  • ICC Windows was developed as it offers a prime solution for monitoring your solar system. The main advantages of using ICC Windows is:

Main Advantages:

  • Ease of operation:
  • Many users are familiar in applications on the Microsoft Windows platform.
    • ICC Windows simply need to be extracted to a folder of your choice.
    •  All ICC’s components including the database end up in this one directory.
    • Simply double click the application to run, or alternatively create a shortcut for the application and place in a location preferred by you.

Disadvantages:

  • In general Windows equipped systems are running on power hungry machines.
  • The fact that the system share all resources with ICC, could result in issues or slower performance.

ICC support most Voltronic inverters.

With ICC you can do the following:

  • Monitor multiple solar systems on a single dashboard, perfect for installers that need to monitor all of their installations at once.
  • Upload everything happening in your solar system to the internet in real-time. You can view the data from any web browser (local or cloud).
  • Monitor your solar system with IOS or Android app directly on your phone.
  • Will warn you of any faults in your system.
  • Support for Victron Energy BMV battery monitor, used for true state of charge (SOC) monitoring.
  • MQTT for live display values. For Android devices you can use MQTT dash.
  • Switch between grid and battery mode based on time setting or state of charge.

ICC Features

  • Real-time monitoring of all the different power sources in use in a solar system (solar panels, batteries, grid power, etc).
  • Calculating the total cost savings brought about by the solar system.
  • Can gather over 50 different values from every connected inverter.
  • All data is captured, stored and can be exported for a specific time period.
  • Multiple dashboards available anywhere in the world presenting everything happening in the system in real-time.
  • Specific monitoring of the batteries in use.
  • Can monitor up to 9 inverters in parallel.
  • Support for a host of different Voltronic inverters, including the new InfiniSolar 4 Super inverter.
  • Can monitor grid tie as well as hybrid inverters.
  • Support for both Blue Nova and Pylontech batteries with true SOC and voltage monitoring.
  • Hourly trend analysis of the load, the solar panels, the batteries as well as the utility consumption and/or production.

ICC Windows system requirements:

  • Intel Duo Core processor or better.
  • 2 Gb RAM or better.
  • 250Mb free hard drive space or better
  • Windows 7 or better.

Pi

  • ICC Pi was developed as it offers a compact solution for monitoring your solar system. The main advantages of using ICC Pi is:

Main Advantages:

  • Cost:
  • The total cost of a Raspberry Pi is relatively cheap. The general Kit supplied for ICC Pi consists of the following:
    • Raspberry Pi Model 3/3B/3B+.
    • Micro SD Card 8 GB or 16 GB.
    • Raspberry Pi enclosure.
    • Power supply.
  • Additional options include:
    • Touch screen LCD Monitor.
    • Raspberry Pi cooling components.
  • Stability:
    • The Raspberry Pi with either Raspbian Jessie or Stretch have proven themselves to be both stable and reliable.

ICC support most Voltronic inverters.

With ICC you can do the following:

  • Monitor multiple solar systems on a single dashboard, perfect for installers that need to monitor all of their installations at once.
  • Upload everything happening in your solar system to the internet in real-time. You can view the data from any web browser (local or cloud).
  • Monitor your solar system with IOS or Android app directly on your phone.
  • Will warn you of any faults in your system.
  • Support for Victron Energy BMV battery monitor, used for true state of charge (SOC) monitoring.
  • MQTT for live display values. For Android devices you can use MQTT dash.
  • Switch between grid and battery mode based on time setting or state of charge.

ICC Features

  • Real-time monitoring of all the different power sources in use in a solar system (solar panels, batteries, grid power, etc).
  • Calculating the total cost savings brought about by the solar system.
  • Can gather over 50 different values from every connected inverter.
  • All data is captured, stored and can be exported for a specific time period.
  • Multiple dashboards available anywhere in the world presenting everything happening in the system in real-time.
  • Specific monitoring of the batteries in use.
  • Can monitor up to 9 inverters in parallel.
  • Support for a host of different Voltronic inverters, including the new InfiniSolar 4 Super inverter.
  • Can monitor grid tie as well as hybrid inverters.
  • Support for both Blue Nova and Pylontech batteries with true SOC and voltage monitoring.
  • Hourly trend analysis of the load, the solar panels, the batteries as well as the utility consumption and/or production.

ICC Pi compatible Raspberry Pi devices:

  • Raspberry Pi 2
  • Raspberry Pi 3/3B
  • Raspberry Pi 3B+

The MQTT application was specifically designed to augment ICC Pi for users that use the Raspberry Pi ICC solution, but still prefer to view status and other data from their Windows platform machines.

 

The GPIO application function was specifically designed to enable the general Raspberry Pi user to switch relays on and off in certain conditions directly from the Raspberry Pi.
With this in mind we need to understand that this is for users who are at least a little bit technically inclined.
It will involve the user to connect the relays with jumper wires to the Raspberry Pi, while still ensuring they adhere to general safety standards during this process.
In short the Relays need to be of type 5V DC coil with the ability to switch 240 VAC and at least 1,5 times the Ampere rating of the device intended to be connected.

With the hardware part out of the way, let us look at the software/control side.
Once the file is downloaded, all the user needs to do is extract the executable and copy it over to the Pi in question.
Once the user run the application, it can be configured to switch the relays as setup by the user using all the options included in the application.