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Solar Network

An Open Source Platform for Distributed Generation

SolarNetwork is an open-source project that started as an experiment to test a method of distributed energy production that would rely on the continuous participation and cooperation of an online community.

SolarNetwork is now an expanding set of tools to collect and analyse information and to control and influence behaviour for a distributed network of nodes. A node can be installed anywhere energy is being generated and/or consumed. The name SolarNetwork implies it is for solar generated energy only, the SolarNetwork can in fact be used with any form of distributed energy.

We aim to foster a community of renewable energy enthusiasts and software developers to both 1) build out the enterprise-class infrastructure for a robust, international SolarNetwork, and 2) provide the real-world know-how and data to support a new type of distributed generation (DG) energy management organization.

Thanks to our on-line community, we now have a simply awesome technical infrastructure, allowing for the collection, aggregation, visualization and analysis of live solar insolation data and consumption data as it correlates with weather and live grid-electicity prices. This is just the start, so stay tuned.

Do you want to monitor your live solar array or your power consumption for your home or business, using reliable, enterprise-strength software? Contact us!

One example of a SolarNetwork powered dashboard:
visualization of solar and consumption using HTML5


SBN awards 2014
Finalist in SBN 2014 Awards
PicoGrid Zero Export uses SolarNetwork
Plug-in Framework
SolarNetwork's Amazing Plug-in Framework
Read about Greenstage and SolarNetwork in Idealog issue #44
Underlying Technology Platform for Energyshare - the Solar PV Cooperative
Of course we're on github!
SolarNetwork @ the CFEE Workshop in Napa, CA!
Energy Data Jam
SolarNetwork @ the Energy Data Jam!

Follow Greenstage Power's implementation of the SolarNetwork™ platform on Facebook as we adopt OpenADR for Smartgrid deployments!

Development Guides are now available

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