I’m interested in installing iotawatt in my home in Massachusetts. I am comfortable with software and programming, and like that iotawatt will allow me to log data from multiple circuits into open source databases for analysis. I’m not comfortable with electric wiring, and could really use expert advice on what to buy and how to get it installed safely.
My goals are to
- Track power consumption time series of a multi-zone Heat Pump system I am considering installing, and correlating it to data from temperature sensors, to make sure the system is operating efficiently
- Tracking power generating from my solar panels (I already have generation monitoring from the installer, but it’s logged in their proprietary platforms and extracting the time granular time series data is manual and time consuming)
- Tracking power consumption of my electrical vehicle charger
- General monitoring of other consumption to identify efficiency opportunities.
We have 200A service and only one electric panel currently. If and when the heat pump system is installed, we will likely add a 100A sub-panel. I have attached pictures of my panel. I don’t have a photo of it with the cover removed because I do not feel qualified to remove it myself safely.
Is there anything I need to learn or other information I need to provide to choose the right iotawatt hardware and have it installed safely? I’m willing to put work into this but not sure where to begin!
Thanks in advance for your help!