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Jul 24, 2015 8:49 EST

Hicosy – Open Hardware Smart Energy Monitor: Take control of your energy consumption and optimize production of your solar panels

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 24, 2015

Hicosy – Open Hardware Smart Energy Monitor

Hicosy
Easy, open hardware platform for energy monitoring

Greater savings and a green environmental impact for your solar panels.

www.hicosy.eu

Energy from the sun – powered by the cloud.

Remotely control your energy plant or your smart-home, on a dedicated Web Console or on your Mobile Device anytime, anywhere.

Support Hicosy now and you will receive free access to premium services and free software and firmware upgrade.
 

 

Hicosy for Homeowners

Monitor your consumption and get more power from your solar panels.

As solar panel owners, like you, we love seeing how much energy our system generates and how much energy we’re using. This powerful information can guide you to precious energy savings.
Hicosy is designed to go beyond the standard information provided by your solar panel vendor and allow your to see energy stats on the move, through our dashboard with any smartphone, tablet, or computer.
Just log in to your www.hicosy.eu account and get the next level of energy insights.

 

Hicosy for plants owners and maintenance contractors

Make the most out of your plant, centralize management and reporting.

For plants owners Hicosy solution is designed to maximize the return of investment. We have combined the Open Hardware platform of Arduino with an easy to install custom module to enable real-time monitoring of solar panels performance. For maintenance contractors, the centralized Hicosy webservice allows you to collect data across all managed plants to optimize your resources and have better operations.

Hicosy Kit – open hardware, without the hassle.

Hicosy comes in two flavours, available for data transmission over WiFi and GSM which enables you to monitor energy production and consumption.

From a platform point of view, Hicosy Wi-Fi and Hicosy Wi-Fi + Cellular enable solutions in all contexts where it’s necessary to have a communication of data to the Cloud Server. Including areas not covered by standard ADSL Internet. Field of application range:

  • H24 monitoring of Photovoltaic plants
  • Tracking of alarms and warning messages
  • Comparison of target data with real production data
  • Economic estimation of ROI
  • Monthly analysis of data production and economic revenues
  • Hicosy allows customers to put together by themselves a complex end-to-end system to monitor their photovoltaic plant

 

HICOSY WI-FI

Transmission over the internet

The Hicosy kit is connected to the inverter and to the local network (Home Area Network) either with WiFi or Ethernet connection.
It continuously acquires data related to energy production (energy, voltage, current) and to the states of your plant (alarms particularly), directly from the inverter.
Acquired data are transmitted via your ADSL connection to a Cloud Application on the Web and stored in a secure way making them available on your personal monitoring dashboard and from your mobile device.
The use of this kit requires the availability of a local area network ( WLAN or LAN) and the ADSL connection.

 

HICOSY WI-FI + CELLULAR

Transmission through internet and GSM network

The Hicosy kit is connected to the inverter, to your HAN and the GSM network.
It continuously acquires data related to energy production (energy, voltage, current) and to the states of your plant (alarms particularly), directly from the inverter. Acquired data are transmitted via internet or GSM connection(based on the best choice) to a Cloud Application on the Web and stored in a secure way making them available on your personal monitoring dashboard and on your mobile device.
The complete use of this kit requires the availability of a GSM coverage on the site of your plant.

List of compatible hardware.

Hicosy kits are currently compatible with all the mayor inverter vendors.
See the full list of compatible Inverters. If your hardware is not listed, don’t worry, just contact us and, with your help we will develop the new software to interface your inverter.

Hicosy Service

Webservice

How much energy is generating my plant? Is it working effectively and strongly? If a failure affects the normal working state of my plant, can I realize it? Hicosy monitoring service provides the tools to answer all these questions with a Cloud 24/24 Infrastructure. Our web service allow real-time monitoring with alerts on your mobile device of any fault.
Check your output, compare ratings and estimate the payback time of installation.

Mobile App

See your plant at a glance, right on your mobile device.
Manage your plant and receive push-notifications in real time if something goes wrong.

 

HICOSY CUSTOMERS

View photos and informations about systems already monitored with Hicosy

Plant in Paternopoli (AV)

Plant of 4.5 kwp, 18 polycrystalline panels equipped with Aurora Powerone PVI 4.2 OUTD, monitored with Hicosy Wi-Fi + Cellular Kit. Discover more on our website.

Plant in Piacenza

Plant of 3.0 kwp, 12 polycrystalline panels equipped with Aurora Powerone PVI 3.0 OUTD, monitored with Hicosy Wi-Fi Kit. Discover more on our website.

 

Hicosy is developed (with love) by

The R&D lab for open-source technologies from Reply Group

Hicosy is under development thanks to the consolidated experience of Concept Reply. Since 2014 Hicosy has brought R&D expertise on Open Source technologies to the Reply Group by proposing the idea of a complete ecosystem for Internet of Things in the area of Renewable Energy production and monitoring. 

 

Contact Information:

Hicosy
Marco Cavaliere
Gerry Nigro
Massimo Molinari
Davide Tognoni
Luigi Cicchese
Mauro Periccioli
Davide Calderone
Pasquale Garofalo

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