Hy Alex, I bumped your status and you ‘should’ be able to post images and attachments.
If your solar panels only feed back and the wires go via the fuse box, I guess this is the best spot to work. Now all depends where your fuse box is relative to what you really want to do. You can log locally and see on your computer or you can send data to emoncms.org or to a self hosted emoncms.
All depending on those little details, you can choose other hardware. For what I saw you are in an single phase setup so I would recommend you to start reading these pages as they give you already the basic details of how it works, what needs to be installed etc. I might help you to image your setup and eventually pinpoint the questions you might still have after the reading.
I’m going to say self hosted - I guess that’s hosted on the Rapsberry PI supplied? I’ve read through the guide. Still not 100% sure which equipment i should buy. Im a IT guy so have technical skills that way but electronics isnt my strength. Thanks
Yes, that’s what we mean by self-hosted. (We could also mean on another server that you control - on your LAN or elsewhere.)
Are you still unable to upload the material that you put on the 3rd party sites? What is the problem exactly?
I’ve had a look at your photos and while it will be easy to add a current transformer to measure your incoming mains, the solar inverter output wires look pretty well hidden. You may have to recruit an electrician to get access to the individual LIVE wire from the inverter. I believe you can use an optical pulse counter mounted on the meter itself instead, though - not something I’ve done myself yet.
In theory all you need is the basic emon Pi Solar PV kit. This can host the data itself and you can then view it through its own web server. Alternatively you can have the Pi send the data to emoncms.org