October 2023 and prior updates

October 2023

  • New feature: Battery Priority Charge Limit and EV Priority Charge Limit
  • Enable support for Solis inverters

September 2023

  • Enable support for Solax inverters
  • Derive Tesla vehicle name from car type (e.g. Model 3) if not set in vehicle
  • Add battery priority charge limit to webapp
  • Enable support for sites with Sungrow hybrid inverters
  • Enable support for sites with multiple Growatt hybrid inverters
  • OCPP control improvements
  • Upgrade scheduled charging interface, allow periods to span midnight, 15 minute granularity, UI improvements
  • UI improvements on various settings pages
  • Change in default charging behaviour from always charge to do not charge

August 2023

  • Branding update
  • Allow setting smart charger profile (advanced feature)
  • Clear smart charger limits when disconnecting

July 2023

  • Add user deletion function
  • Don’t control charging when no feature active
  • Stop charging when schedule charge limit reached (unless another feature is active)

June 2023

  • Fronius: don’t show error when inverter is asleep
  • Stats: allocate charging to grid when solar data is stale
  • Introduce paid subscriptions

May 2023

  • Sungrow: handle decommissioned inverters
  • Tesla: reset external control ignore counter after six hours
  • Add smart charger firmware update feature
  • Improve error messages for most solar types
  • Tesla: improve retry logic when vehicle fails to wake

April 2023

  • Fixes for smart charger start/stop

March 2023

  • Tesla: don’t attempt sleep when parked vehicle is pulling power
  • Don’t record charging stats when data is stale or when standby power is reported
  • Tesla: report error when charging vehicle goes offline for 15 minutes
  • SolarEdge: show error when site power flow data is empty
  • Fix scheduled charging for smart chargers

February 2023

  • Tesla: new setting: Override Vehicle Schedule
  • Tesla: new setting: Override non-Charge HQ Control
  • Tesla: ignore external start on wake
  • Add support for CirControl chargers
  • Introduce app notifications
  • Tesla: try to poll vehicles which appear offline
  • Enable solar tracking automatically when solar connected

January 2023

  • Tesla: clear old state when switching vehicles
  • Tesla: improvements to external control detection
  • Fronius: accept access grants
  • Add support for Wattwatchers monitoring device

December 2022

  • Tesla: handle when vehicle is In Service
  • Tesla: update data shortly after sending command

November 2022

  • Major new feature: Charge Stats. You can now view your charging history (kWh) by day, month or year. For those with solar, you can view the breakdown of where the charging energy came from: solar, battery or the grid.
  • new setting: Keep Cable Locked, for smart chargers which support locking the cable at the charger end
  • display API Key for Push API
  • Tesla: adjust polling frequency depending on various factors
  • AlphaESS: now working again
  • Various fixes
  • API endpoints for charge stats
  • GoodWe: support for HK3000 3-phase HomeKit meter
  • Push API: reject solar data if configured solar data source is not Push API

October 2022

  • Push API: introduce support for API Key
  • new setting: Max Charge Amps
  • new Smart Charger Test Tool
  • display feed-in price
  • allow changing email and name
  • fix for iOS password autofill
  • Detect out-of-date solar data and stop charging
  • Various fixes
  • Enphase support (limited testing)
  • Force Charge Priority to Battery when Consumption Excludes Charging is set

September 2022

  • Solar Analytics: switch all users to faster “live” API
  • Support Max Charge Amps setting
  • Support 3 phase indicator
  • App: show feed-in price
  • Don’t reset charge amps to default on plug in
  • Amber: use feed-in price instead of spot price
  • Handle Tesla API returning no vehicles
  • Allow updating email and name
  • Smart charger testing tool
  • Allow updating email and name
  • Support smart charger testing tool
  • ABB Terra AC: stop ignoring Current.Offered
  • Various fixes

August 2022

  • Add support for Delta AC MAX charger
  • Clear all stats data due to errors
  • Various fixes for smart chargers
  • Fronius: fix charge power oscillation caused by data lag
  • Various fixes
  • Enable smart polling for all remaining solar types
  • Fix battery priority logic when battery is trickle charging
  • Sungrow: handle hybrid inverter with unmonitored 2nd inverter
  • Fronius: poll every 1 minute instead of 2 minutes
  • Solar Analytics: poll every 1 minute instead of 30 seconds
  • Start gathering charging stats
  • Various fixes
  • Support for Goodwe inverters
  • Three new advanced solar tracking settings: Negative Consumption, Three Phase Charger, Consumption Excludes Charging
  • Diagnostics now includes charge mode reason, which explains why charging is enabled or disabled
  • Minor layout changes

July 2022

  • Support 120 volt charging solar calculations
  • SolarEdge: prevent solar charging outside of solar hours
  • OCPP: support for MG ChargeHub
  • OCPP: minor fixes
  • AlphaESS: fixes for expired tokens
  • Minor fixes
  • AlphaESS: move to cloud.alphaess.com
  • Tesla: allow wake when Offline (esp Model S/X)
  • Tesla Solar/Powerwall: discover site config and use to interpret data
  • OCPP: minor fixes

June 2022

  • SolarEdge: reduce delays from 5 minutes to 1 minute (don’t poll when not required)
  • Allow users to create accounts within the app in real time
  • Included webapp updates from 10th June in the mobile app
  • Allow setting country and timezone
  • Support Tesla Solar sites (no Powerwall)
  • Tesla: show range in miles or kilometres according to vehicle settings
  • Tesla Model S/X: show ideal or rated range according to vehicle settings
  • New setting: Always Charge Price
  • Rename Max Price to Do Not Charge Price, change to use export price when charging from solar
  • Hide grid settings for users outside of Australia
  • Add more help links in the app
  • Various minor fixes
  • Fix the solar restart hold timer, change from 30 to 15 minutes

May 2022

  • Fix the external control logic when stopping in solar mode
  • Allow setting time zone, so scheduled charging can be used in any country.
  • Fix occasional incorrect state of Tesla vehicles.
  • Fixes for Wallbox chargers (integration testing still not complete).
  • Support Tesla account with Powerwall and no vehicles.
  • Auto-configure Solar Data Source when a new Powerwall is added to an account.
  • Allow setting Renewables Percentage limit without setting a Price Source.
  • Fixes for Wallbox chargers (integration testing not yet complete).

April 2022

  • Charge amps can no longer be controlled from the Tesla app.
  • Fix solar tracking for Tesla vehicles with MCU1 (unable to change the charge amps)
  • Prevent creating schedule periods with start time > end time.
  • Rename Solar Inverter to Solar Data Source
  • Add support for Sungrow consumption meters and hybrid inverters.

March 2022

  • Tesla: switched to Tesla SSO tokens when adding account (the old API tokens seem to have been disabled).
  • Fronius: fixed negated battery charge/discharge (oops!).
  • “Always Charge” periods will now start charging when in STOP or EXTERNAL modes.
  • Solar Analytics: switch to “live” API, much faster than the existing “public” API. The live API is a trial, limited to the first 20 users.
  • Tesla: allow selecting Powerwall from Tesla account screen (for accounts with multiple Powerwall sites).
  • Tesla: stop charging immediately when plugged in outside of solar hours when Solar Tracking is enabled (remove 6 minute delay).
  • Charge amps can no longer be changed during Always Charge scheduled periods.

Beginning of release notes