I no longer use current cost but received this reply yesterday to an old query
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I have been made aware by many customers of the popularity of PVOutput. I confess until recently I didn’t know it existed but I did some research and came up with a solution.
I reprogrammed netsmart bridge to communicate with a raspbery pi zero w on my home network. The raspberry pi posts data to PVOutput.
Here’s a link for description purposes. There are various cases available
In practical terms the raspi system lives on an sd card which I can supply pre-
programmed. It is powered by a microsd phone charger and it’s wifi so there’s no ethernet cable to worry about.
The software for the Netsmart device needs customizing for your local network
We need to know what your local network IPs looks like. Commonly this will be 10.0.0.x, 192.168.1.x or 192.168.0.x but there will be others. Mine is 192.168.1.247, 247 being unlikely to clash with any other network devices you may have.
I don’t have solar-panels so I am only monitoring consumption on PVOutput.
As far as Current Cost equipment is concerned it is simply a matter of designating one
of the appliance channels, I suggest appliance channel 9 to monitor the sensor which you should already have attached to your pv-inverter. Chennel 9 will then post to PVOutput as generated energy. You may need to re-pair the pv-sensor to appliance channel 9 on your monitor.
The problem still exists of how to reprogram the Netsmart Bridge or Gateway to
communicate with the raspberry pi. In the UK it may be cost-effective to send me the
device for programming. In other countries it would be economical to have a local agent to do this.
This is not a Current Cost project. There will be subscription fees for the Remoda
server and I don’t know when that will be ready so I am suggesting this as an
alternative to those wishing to use PVOutput.
Please let me know if this solution is of interest to you and if so, in which country do
I hope this helps you and please don’t hesitate to contact me further.
This might be of some assistance