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Fronius Primo Inverters / Smart Meter integration with Cerbo

Hi,

I have a 2 phase installation (80A per Phase) with the following

Main Switchboard with installed fronius smart meter

Sub Board (located 130m from mian Board) with 26.25kw of solar (4 x Fronius Primo Inverters)

Solar is limited to 5kw per phase export with the fronius smart meter.


I would like to connect a cebo to monitor grid import / export, solar production and consumption. The reason I would like to do this is that I already have 5 other smaller off grid victron systems, I would like to keep all of the info in the one system.


1) Connection of the Fronius Primo inverters to the cerbo seem straight foward, can the cerbo pull the fronius smart meter data?


2) If the cerbo cant get that data from the fronius smart meter, what would be the best setup to get all of the site data?

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Wes Humpage answered ·

@mvader (Victron Energy) any thoughts?

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mvader (Victron Energy) answered ·

Hi Wes, the Cerbo can't get data from the Fronius Smart meter.

What you could do is install a Cerbo and a grid meter. That might work:

The Cerbo will, in its device list, show the grid meter and the pv inverters. I'm quite sure it will calculate the solar yield properly; and also show that properly on VRM.

But I'm not 100% sure if it will calculate the kWhs properly, nor how the overviews are rendered, since they're all designed for an inverter/charger to be installed.

I'm afraid that to find out, you'll just have to try.


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