Monitor energy use and solar production. For homes with solar power systems.
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Know your solar
Get a clear view into how much you produce, use, and sell back to the grid. See real-time details or look back at your home’s history. It’s all designed to help you maximize your solar production and investment.
See exactly how much energy your home is using, producing or sending to and from the grid in real time.
Take a deeper look
See how your solar production and electricity use trends over different periods of time. Are you using the solar you make, or selling it back to the grid?
Energy insights, too.
Sense Solar breaks down your usage in just the same way as our base Sense monitor, so you get all the insight about your consumption regardless of how solar factors in.
See what’s happening at home
With machine-learning device detection and smart plug integrations, Sense shows you what’s turned on and off, so you gain insight you can’t get from other smart devices.
The Now screen shows you which devices are running right now. The bigger the bubble, the more power it’s using!
You can always see exactly how much energy you’re producing and using at any moment.
The timeline keeps a history of on/off events, so you can look back to see when your kids turned off their video games.
The Power Meter tells you exactly how much electricity you’re using right now, with wattage steps up and down when devices turn on and off.
Find out how much energy a device is using by going around your house turning them on or off. Time to change that incandescent bulb to an LED!
Many devices are on when you don’t even realize it. Unplug that coffee maker to see how much it draws waiting for the next cup to be made.
Lower your carbon footprint
Our mission at Sense is to reduce carbon emissions by making homes smart and efficient. The Sense app provides real-time carbon intensity data to help you reduce your footprint. So if your mission is our mission, you have the information you need to make a difference.
See your region’s Carbon Intensity (CI) number. It’s a measure ranging from 0 to 2.1 of how clean or dirty the energy being produced by the grid is right now. 0 is good! 2.1 is bad.
Sense provides a CI forecast for the rest of the day, so you can plan accordingly. Consider charging your EV when the sun is high and CI is low.
You can compare your home’s Avg. CI to the regional CI number. Using high energy devices during periods of low CI is one way you can have a meaningful impact on climate change.
On average, with Sense installed you can save up to 8% on your energy bill.
Why Energy Efficiency
is a Win-Win
Have you ever wondered why your utility offers energy efficiency tips?
A Letter From Sense
CEO Mike Phillips
It’s been a busy year here at Sense! And, 2023 is shaping up to be an even bigger year for us.
We recently heard from two people who saved money on their clothes dryers with Sense insights.
See wattage for each bulb or group and turn them on or off in Sense.
Voice queries, like “Alexa, ask Sense how much energy is my home using?”
Wattage and control for the Wemo Insight smart plug.
Wattage and control for all energy-monitoring smart plugs.
Communicate with devices in your home using the IFTTT protocol.
Went from not knowing anything about my specific devices power usage or solar generation to knowing a lot in a short time thanks to Sense. Definitely good to have a check on what the power company is charging you for…Sense is very accurate. Highly recommended even if you don’t have solar to get a better understanding of your usage and how you can save money.
Sense is a unique device to monitor and optimize your energy usage. When you add solar panels a Sense becomes an essential tool to track your solar production in an efficient manner from anywhere with an Internet connection.
I have never regretted my purchase. I use it everyday to log my usages and solar production.
Size and Weight
137mm x 66mm x 32mm, 220g
< 5W, 0.1A
Current Transformer Specs
CAT IV 250V 200A max
Cable length: 46 (116.84cm)
Inside Diameter: 1” (2.54cm)
802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Bluetooth Smart
Bandwidth use: ~300MB per day
1MHz Sampling Rate (4M data points per second) 1GHz ARM Processor
Two sets, iron core, copper-wound sensors
Relative Humidity: < 90%:
IPX0 rating, no water ingress
Temperature: 32-154ºF (0-68ºC)
Elevation: < 6562” (2,000m)
Real-time power meter accurate within 1% of utility meter
Machine learning device detection
ETL/Intertek certified for installation inside electrical panels
Custom device notifications (for found devices)
Power Meter and on/off event timeline for found devices
Custom goal setting and tracking
Whole-home historical energy and cost data by day, week, month, year, billing cycle
Device-level historical tracking by day, week, month, year, billing cycle (for found devices)
Time-of-use rate plan support, with high rate zone notifications
Significant energy change notifications by time period, type, or comparison
Automatic Always On electricity tracking with user-input device inventory
Similar home energy comparisons
Historical carbon intensity metrics
Current day carbon intensity forecast
Real-time fuel mix by regions (for supported regions)
Monthly email reports
Fully downloadable whole-home and device level data via web app
Web, IOS, and Android interface
400A split-service compatibility
Standby generator compatibility
Dedicated circuit monitoring for up to two circuits
Real-time solar production
Real-time solar utilization
Real-time solar sell-back
Historical solar production and utilization by day, week, month, year, billing cycle
Most likely! Your incoming solar feed must connect directly into your main electrical panel, either through a breaker or a service-side tap.
If solar is set up in a subpanel, the incoming solar feed should be within 46″ of the main panel. This will allow the current sensor cable to reach and connect to the Sense monitor in the main electrical panel. Extension cables are available in lengths of 4′, 12′, 25′, and 40′ should your solar feed be further than 46″ from your main electrical panel. These extensions can be combined to achieve larger lengths, but the maximum length should be no more than 80′.
For accurate solar production readings, there should not be any other live circuits connected to the subpanel.
If you aren’t sure if your particular setup will work, contact our Support team.
Installing Sense Solar requires the additional steps of installing the second set of sensors around the solar feed supplying power through the electrical panel.
Click here for detailed information on Sense Solar installation.
Sense Solar will work with off-grid solar systems (homes that are not tied to the utility and are powered only by another generation source like solar or wind) under the following conditions:
- All of the power coming into the house is AC (alternating current).
- Batteries are positioned upstream from the main panel.
- Other standard system requirements are met.
If all the above are true, it should look basically exactly like a traditional Sense setup. Solar CTs should not be required because the solar panels are the only power source. f all the above are true, it should look basically exactly like a traditional Sense setup. Solar CTs should not be required because the solar panels are the only power source.
The Solar screen of the Sense app (available if you have Sense Solar) shows five primary usage stats. Solar stats can be accessed by double-tapping the Solar bubble, tapping the solar production icon, or accessing the Solar card via the Trends screen.
Your total, whole-home consumption for the period selected. The given cost is based on your billing rate, if provided.
Your total solar production for the period selected. The given cost is based on your billing rate, if provided.
Your excess solar production sent to the grid. The given cost is calculated based on your sellback rate. You can set this in the Solar Settings screen.
Your usage pulled from the grid and not covered by solar. The given cost is based on your billing rate, if provided. Powered by Solar The % Powered by Solar number refers to the amount of consumption that is being drawn from solar, relative to total consumption.
For example, if you consume 10kWh in the same period that you produced 10kWh of solar, you would be 100% powered by solar.
However, if you produced 10kWh during the daylight hours and consumed 5kWh during these hours plus another 5kWh at night (a total consumption of 10kWh for the day), only 5kWh would actually be covered by your solar production. The other 5kWh produced would be sent back to the grid as excess production. You would be 50% Powered By Solar for that day.
Yes, you can add Flex sensors to your existing Sense monitor for $50.
Before you purchase, check to see if Sense will work with your solar panels.
If you aren’t sure if your particular solar setup will work with the Sense Monitor, please contact our Support team.