Update: Sense Solar is shipping now, thanks to your requests and feedback!
This post was originally published in February 2016.
One of our most popular requests is to have the Sense home energy monitor work for houses with solar power (#2 – right after Android support!).
This is a very high priority for us as well.
Making Sense work for solar would mean that:
The good news is that our current hardware already has solar support! The extra port on the Sense monitor will allow us to support an additional set of CTs (which we will sell as a solar add-on). With this, we will be able to support both the above goals for most solar installations. If your solar feeds into a breaker, the extra CTs will measure that in real time and allow us to compute both production and consumption. And, if your solar feeds in someplace else, as long as it is nearby, the extra CTs can be used to measure production on its own for goal #2 above.
All that’s left to do is some software and application work to support solar (oh yeah, and lots of testing!). We don’t yet have a date — we are still very busy on the core product and want to make sure that is solid before we add solar and other features.