Starting device - WiFi

Step 1 - Turn on the monitoring device

Connect your Raspberry Pi to your solar inverter and turn it on.

Step 2 - Connect to WiFi access point

The device will start a WiFi access point. Use your laptop, tablet or mobile phone to connect to it:

SSID: SolarAssistant
Password: solar123

Step 3 - Open the device web page

Once connected, open the URL below:

http://10.0.0.5

NB: If you are using your mobile phone or tablet you will need to turn off your mobile data to ensure it is using WiFI instead of mobile data.

Step 4 - Give the device your WiFi credentials

Once you have the device web page open, you will be taken to the configuration page. Enter your Wifi SSID and password and click submit.

Enter WiFi credentials into SolarAssistant

Switch your WiFi over to the same network the device is trying to connect to.

Step 5 - Find device on local network

Open https://solar-assistant.io/sites/local to find your device on your local network.

NB: If the device failed to connect to your WiFi network, it will start the WiFi access point again. Go back to step 2.

Step 6 - Activate or register site

If you purchased a complete device it will be activated already. Go ahead and register it to enable remote access.

Registering SolarAssistant site

If you purchased the "software only" option and use your own Raspberry Pi, the "Activate now" button will handle activation and registration in one step.

Activating SolarAssistant device

Step 6 - Start monitoring

Once activated, you can select your connected solar equipment and click connect.

If you need help selecting your solar equipment, see our Voltronic, SunSynk and Battery configuration guides.

Start SolarAssistant monitoring of solar devices