###What is Sense Solar?
Sense Solar has all of the capabilities of non-solar Sense (such as device-by-device energy consumption information, trend reports, notifications when devices turn on or off) as well as a chart that can compare your solar production with your energy consumption. Feel free to check out this article about the Sense solar monitor’s capabilities here.
- If your home has solar power, you will need Sense Solar in order for Sense to accurately monitor your whole home
- Your solar must either feed directly into a breaker in your electrical panel, or feed somewhere close enough to your panel that the 46" sensor cable will be able to reach it from the electrical panel.
###I don’t have solar power yet, but am planning to upgrade soon - which do I get?
If you’re planning to install solar power within your home soon, but want Sense support before then, the Sense Solar monitor is compatible with a non-solar home. Just install Sense as you normally would, and withhold installing the second set of solar sensors until your solar power has been installed.