We recently moved into a larger house and even in the larger house our electricity bill recently doubled so I want to try and figure out what behaviors to change. I have a few questions I was hoping the knowledgeable folks here could answer before I went on and bought stuff.
Can I connect both the reference transformer and the USB power source to a power strip (the same power strip) since I have a plug point shortage near the panel?
My panel looks like this:
I’m planning to connect the mains clamps to the lines marked in red. I am guessing that will consume 2 of 14 channels? The blue lines are the solar panels coming via a line side tap.
I also want to monitor how much my panels are generating. My understanding is that I have to attach 50A CTs to the solar input here:
And do I need 2 CTs - one for each wire?
For breakers with 2 wires coming out of them, do I connect 2 CTs - one for each wire? See this:
Since that is a 60A breaker, what CT do I even use?
Whats the best tool to use for just plotting and seeing daily breakdowns of certain channels?