Monitoring Your System

A good monitoring system behaves like a security system with a dividend statement.  Not only can it alert you if there is a problem, but it shows your return on investment from your solar system on a daily, monthly, and annual basis.


After SunBug installs a solar system and the switch is thrown, customers receive access to an online dashboard supported by their inverter or smart meter manufacturer. These dashboards are tied into SunBug's own tracking system, and form the bedrock of our monitoring program. They show production and production history, allow performance tracking, and depending on the system, show component level data. Understanding the numbers helps our customers spread the word, so SunBug encourages all of our SunSpotters to call with any questions or concerns. 

Our monitoring partners listed below are constantly updating their web services to give customers the best possible experience.

Inverter Monitoring

Most of SunBug’s installations come with free online monitoring from the inverter manufacturer. Inverter manufacturers are able to provide excellent monitoring because their devices constantly measure the energy production of the system. Inverter monitoring typically has the greatest detail. This is because inverters measure all the various voltages coming from the solar panels and the grid.

Smart Meters

Smart Meters are devices built specially for high accuracy monitoring. They can be purchased with features like cell connectivity and automatic SREC reporting. Smart Meters are great when there is no internet service at the location where solar panels are to be installed, as a smart meter with cell connectivity can get online anywhere with cell service.

Inverter Monitoring from SolarEdge

SolarEdge makes an excellent inverter system with per-panel power optimizers that allow monitoring on the panel level.  You can learn more from SolarEdge here.

Inverter Monitoring from SMA

SMA's robust line of string inverters use the proprietary Sunny Portal system, here.

Smart Metering from Locus

Locus is a leader in the manufacture of Smart Meters that work with any inverter system. You can learn more from Locus here.


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SunBug Solar creates positive environmental and social impact by exemplifying our core values of responsiveness, resourcefulness, and reliability with our customers, within our industry, and among our teammates. Founded in 2009, SunBug has installed over a thousand solar systems across Massachusetts, from Great Barrington to Cape Cod. We design and build all types of solar systems, ranging in size from 1kW to over 1MW, including residential, commercial, carports, and ground-mounts. Our integrated approach—from initial education through consultative design to quality installation and ongoing support—has earned SunBug the highest reputation for customer service, and a host of satisfied residential and commercial customers.