I don’t think this is a Sense bug – maybe a Kasa Smart Plug bug? – but it’s a strange case I thought I’d report.
I have a plug-n-play solar panel on the roof (as mentioned in Will sense work with the Legion solar 2 (puts energy into your lines)… note to @agregg18: it’s smart enough to stop producing if the grid is down).
I recently added a Kasa smart plug to monitor the panel output, so now it shows up nicely in my Sense display:
…and thanks to Sense & Kasa I now have a nice log of the panel’s output:
All good! The only problem is that the energy measurement is reversed. Perhaps the Kasa smart plug reports the absolute value of the energy flow, showing consumption of 187 watts when it is actually producing 187 watts.
I checked the device settings in Sense to see if there were some way to reverse the reading from the smart plug, but didn’t see it.
Not a big deal, but any suggestions?