Solax X Hybrid, My new inverter and PVOutput question


#21

Hi Karazz,

Please contact me directly through messaging (https://pvoutput.org/list.jsp?userid=68116) with your email address and I will send you the PHP.ini file (for windows 10).

Just as a note, Mike (borft) has amended the code so it now works on a Raspberry Pi - I have been running it on my Pi for a few days now without issue.

Dan.


#22

Just as a note, Mike (borft) has amended the code so it now works on a Raspberry Pi - I have been running it on my Pi for a few days now without issue.

Is there a guide for the Pi installation?


#23

Hi Borft,
I’m trying to use your scripts on Windows but I’m getting some PHP errors when I try and connect to the Solax Portal. Is the code for querying data from the Solax Portal finished or is it still in development?

Matt.


#24

Hi Franky_v,

No I haven’t created an installation guide for the Pi yet. You will need some knowledge of configuring Raspbian (adding modules to PHP for instance and setting up cron jobs) in order to get it running. You will also need an external Postgres SQL server (which the code has been written for, it should be able to be ported to other SQL servers) as running an SQL server on an SD card is not a good idea (I have my Postgres SQL server running on a QNAP NAS).

From memory, the minimum additional PHP modules/extensions you need are (assuming you have a Postgres SQL server):-

curl
openssl
pdo_pgsql
pgsql

I am not a Raspbian/*nix expert by any stretch of the imagination and learning as I go (my area of expertise is Windows Server), but I will try to help if I can. Mike may also be able to provide some help as he is a *nix (Debian) expert. I have had the code running on my Pi now since January 2019 and it works very well (the only issue is the reliability of the SolaxCloud Portal, which is rubbish to put it mildly !)

Regards,

Dan.


#25

Hi mattedwards,

This is Dan and I got it working on Windows. Are you trying to get it working with the Solax “CLOUD” portal or the SolaxPortal - The “CLOUD” works and the “SolaxPortal” is still under development I believe ?

Dan.


#26

Hi Dan,
I’m trying to get it working with SolaxPortal. https://www.solax-portal.com/.


#27

Hi Matt,

Yep, this works in a very different way to the Cloud portal and I know Mike has been trying to get it working. I was helping a guy in Australia who uses the Portal, but we had to stop until Mike gets time to look at the code. It is not straightforward…

All the best,

Dan.


#28

Hi Dan,
I’m in Australia as well so I’m happy to help out with testing if needed.

Matt.