Wattwatchers has two main in-house web applications to support the deployment of our devices:
- A basic dashboard for viewing a visual representation of your energy data (wattwatchers.app), and
- An application to assist installers in confirming an installation is working correctly i.e. our ‘onboarding’ app.
On this page, we’ll take a quick look at the key features of the Dashboard application.
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What is the Dashboard?
The Dashboard provides a visual way to view the data being generated by your Wattwatchers devices.
It is optimised for single-site residential households and small businesses, with or without solar generation installed.
While a number of commercial customers, including those with multiple sites, are also using the dashboard to access circuit-level data visualisation, it is not currently designed for multi-site use cases.
The key components of the Dashboard, which are referenced later in this guide, are highlighted in the diagram below:
- Site menu
- Profile/Account menu
- Site name
- Site selection
- Date filter
- Charts area
- Chart legend
- Chart actions button
- Time period sliders
What does it show?
Firstly, if there are multiple devices per site, there is the option to select the device you wish to view:
Depending on your Wattwatchers device’s capabilities, and how it's been configured, you’ll have access to 2 or 3 tabs.
For premises that have solar and monitoring the grid connection, the Consumption tab provides a unified view that shows:
- Solar generation
- Overall energy usage
- Imports (what energy is coming from the grid)
- Exports (energy that is not used on-site going back out to the grid)
This tab presents data from all of the devices on a site. So, for example, if you have one device monitoring your solar, and a different device monitoring your grid connection, the Dashboard collates data from both devices.
This is the default view if you have configured your device with a “Grid Connect” or “Solar generation” channel in the Installer app.
This tab shows the energy data from each of the individual channels on your Wattwatchers device.
This is the default view if there is no “Grid Connect” or “Solar generation” channel configured for your device in the Installer app.
If the device selected in the device drop-down is a switching device (e.g. an Auditor 6M+3SW or 6W+3SW), a Switches tab is displayed showing the current state of the switches on the device.
The Sidebar panels will change depending on which tab you are looking at.
All tabs include the “Live” panel, which is a “heartbeat” showing the live, 30-second data being sent by your device.
The other panels depend on your device configuration and view settings (e.g. the time period date range filter).
This may include:
- Total imports: the total kWh figure for all imports (energy drawn from the grid) in the visible period
- Total exports: the total kWh figure for all exports (energy sent to the grid, e.g. excess “Solar generation”) in the visible period
- Total generation: the total kWh figure for the solar generated on-site (before consumption on-site or exported)
- Total usage: the total kWh figure for the energy used on-site (e.g. all solar not exported and any imports)
How does it work?
The Dashboard is designed to work with Wattwatchers devices that are installed according to our standard installation guidelines, and that have been configured using our Installer app.
The Consumption tab requires that at least one of the Wattwatchers channels is assigned to the category “Grid connect”. If there is a solar installation, another channel needs to be assigned to “Solar generation.”
If neither of these is set, the Consumption tab won’t display any data. If only “Grid connect” or “Solar generation” is set, then only that channel will be displayed.
If your device isn’t configured correctly, please contact your installer and get them to update the settings via the Installer app.
How can I sign-up for access to the Dashboard?
The provider of your Wattwatchers’ device is able to create an account for you. For providers, please contact Wattwatchers support to find out how.