Fronius Monitoring setup
You will complete several steps in setting up the Fronius WiFi monitoring.
If your installer has already completed the initial Wi-Fi setup you will still need to complete the Fronius registration to gain access to the monitoring portal. Please scroll down to option “D” for instructions on setting up your Solarweb account.
- The first step is to use the inverter screen to turn the WiFi on.
- Then you will Log into the inverter via a computer, phone or tablet.
- Once logged in, you will be configuring the inverter to use your home WiFi network.
- When your inverter is connected to the internet, you will then need to download and setup the monitoring app.
A. Inverter WiFi
To begin, become familiar with the inverter buttons:
First and Second buttons are navigation (Left, Right, Up, Down)
Third button is the Home button, which also acts at a ‘back’ button
Fourth button is the ‘enter’ button.
Turning on the inverter WiFi
- Press the 3rd button on the inverter to reveal the picture of a house.
- Navigate to the settings option (spanner & screwdriver) and press enter (4)
- Navigate to the ‘access point’ option and press enter.
- Follow the onscreen instructions to turn on access point
B. Connecting your laptop to the inverter WiFi
- Search for the Fronius 240.xxxxxx WiFi network on your laptop (This network name is also your ‘data logger ID’. Please record/photo this as you may need it in the inverter setup stage)
- The password for the Fronius network is 12345678
Logging into the Inverter
- Open a web browser and go to 192.168.250.181
- You will be presented with either a wizard or a general data screen.
C. Configure your Inverter to use the local WiFi
- You are looking for the internet via wireless option
- On the right hand side, you will see a vertical menu… go to settings
- On the left hand side you will see another vertical menu – go to network
- Look for the internet via wireless option
Connecting your WiFi
You should see a wireless network list. Select your network and press the ‘SET’ button to reveal a password box.
Once you’ve entered your password, you will need to connect (it may happen automatically)
There should be a green tick button at the top of the page. Press this to save the page settings.
Once this is done, you should be able to close the browser and log out of the Fronius WiFi.
D. Setting up your Fronius Solarweb login
You’ll need to set up an online Fronius Solarweb account.
- Go to www.solarweb.com and in the top right of the page, click on ‘login’. Select the ‘Register’ option from the drop down list.
- Follow the setup process. Please note the password will need to be 8 characters, have an upper case, lower case, number and special character (!@#$%^&*) for example Solar01#
- You will be sent a confirmation email within 5 mins. Please open and click to link to finalise your account setup.
- Once you have registered lets us know what your username (email address) is so we can add your system to our installer portal.
Huawei Monitoring Setup
The following guide is applicable for all Huawei WiFi enabled inverters, including the SUN2000 and SUN2000L and SUN2000L Hybrid models.
Please download the FusionHome app (this is a separate app from FusionSolar and NetEco) from either Google Play or Apple App Store. You will also need access to the inverter and a wifi-enabled device, such as a smartphone or tablet.
The easiest way to reconnect is by scanning the QR code at the bottom of the label to connect to the inverter’s wifi once you have opened the FusionHome app. However, if this is not an option on your model, please follow these steps:
- Open the FusionHome app on your wifi-enabled device.
- Select the WIFI tab in the top left-hand corner, then the second option (TAP TO GO TO SYSTEM SETTINGS).
- The WLAN INVERTER tab at the top. An image of your inverter will appear under the heading, click on the inverter. The IDENTITY AUTHENTICATION page will appear, select the INSTALLER tab from the account drop down menu and enter the password 00000a, then click VERIFY.
- Go to COMMUNICATION CONFIGURATION tab, then ROUTER CONNECTION SETTINGS and enable ‘Connect to a wireless router’ function.
Press the WLAN arrow and a list of available wifi networks will appear, select your own network from the list and then insert the password for your network.
Ensure that the DHCP option is enabled and that the domain name is au1.fusionsolar.huawei.com for SUN2000 single-phase inverters and SUN2000L-KTL inverters installed prior to December 2019 or to sg5.fusionsolar.huawei.com for all SUN2000-KTL-MO three-phase inverters and ALL inverter models installed by us from December 2019 onwards.
PLEASE NOTE THAT FROM MARCH 2020, the au1.fusionsolar.com domain will be migrated to the sg5.fusionsolar.huawei.com domain, which will be a seamless migration and you will not have to do anything, Huawei will keep you informed and we are always here for support.
Check the status of the internet connection on the top left side above Device Information.
Now open your NetEco or FusionSolar app or portal and your system will be back on display!
Sungrow Monitoring Setup
Prepare by getting your home WiFi network name and password and obtaining the Solar inverter serial number and password.
You will find the serial number on the side of your solar inverter. You will know it is the correct serial number because it will have a password directly below it. For example:
Serial number: A181 XXX XXXX (the letter A followed by ten numbers)
Password: XXXXXXXX (eight numbers)
It may be easier to take a photo of this sticker.
Download the iSolarCloud app onto a smartphone or tablet. Do this by going to either the Apple app store or the Google android store on your phone or tablet.
Open the application and begin the registration process. During this process, you will be asked to enter your email address. Directly after entering your email address, you will be asked for a code. Please check your email for this code – it has been sent to your email as soon as you entered your email address.
Once you have entered the code, please continue to follow the onscreen instructions. The application has changed several times over the past year and instructions are difficult to document, however following the onscreen instructions should be easy.
This setup process should take you through the WiFi connection process. If you have difficulty with the WiFi process, see a set of instructions to the bottom of this guide to step you through.
If you have a battery installed, please ensure you select the ‘Residential Energy Storage’ option. If you do not have a battery installed, please select the ‘Residential PV’ option.
Sungrow WiFi re-connection Guide
If you did not complete the WiFi setup process during the initial setup, or if your WiFi connection has dropped out for any reason, please follow this process.
You can manually add your home WiFi connection by going to the home screen of the iSolarCloud app. On the bottom right corner, you will see a ‘More’ icon.
Click this icon and select the ‘WiFi config’ option and follow the onscreen instructions.
You will be asked to leave the isolarcloud app and go to your phone or tablet settings to find your WiFi connections. Look for the Sungrow WiFi network (starts with SG-XXXXX) and connect to it.
Once your device is connect to the Sungrow WiFi, return to the iSolarCloud app.
Follow the setup process and you will be asked to select your home network name from a list of available WiFi networks. You will need to enter your home WiFi network password to complete the connection.
Proceed through the setup wizard and you should be shown a message advising a successful connection.
Once you see this screen, click next and exit the iSolarcloud app to return to your phone or tablet settings and change the WiFi back to your home network.
Note: If you’ve correctly connected your phone or tablet back to your home network, you should be able to do a normal internet search. If you can’t, you may still be connected with the Sungrow WiFi network.
The final stage is to return to your iSolarcloud app and navigate back to the system. You may need to use the back arrows to get to this screen.