How To Run Time-lapse Array Animations in Enlighten

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A number of folks have been trying to find how to run their array animations for a single day or for an entire week.

This video was created to cover this, take a look and let us know if it helps by emailing community@enphaseenergy.com

Jacob Michals, Community Manager

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Enphase Energy FAQ

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Great video!

I can't tell you how many clients ask me about the time lapse tool.

I'm bookmarking this post......

Regards,

Zilla

This reply was originally posted by Gridzilla on Dec 14, 2010 4:45 PM

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Running the animation is a great feature of Enlighten. It would be nice to be able to go back further than seven days but the limitation is understandable.If you have a special date or event that you may like to review in the future, you can save the browser screen as a Archived Web page (using IE) by clicking on the "File" menu then selecting "Save As". Change the "Save As Type" to web archived page (.mht) and save to a location of your choice. The file can be opened at a later time using IE and you will see the original web page and you will also have the ability to play the one day and seven day animation.

This reply was originally posted by Gridzilla on Dec 23, 2010 1:18 PM

Bob Greene, Champion

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This feature has helped me close the deal on a couple of systems I installed. I use it to show prospective clients how the system works, especially when there are shade issues at a site

Jason Szumlanski, Champion

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Two things that would make this better are: 1) have a time lapse start automatically on page load and 2) have the time lapse loop continuously. When we showcase a system in "kiosk mode," like at a tradeshow or in our showroom, we have the page reload every X minutes. There is currently no way to automatically start the animation or to make it run continuously.

Tanner

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Something like a "kiosk mode" would be great to help installers promote and differentiate Enphase Energy products. Having this "mode" automatically refresh and repetitively play the time lapse loop would be a great option. I believe there are ways to rotate between the different iframes of Enlighten (i.e. Overview, Graphs, Environmental Benefits to Date), but having some control over the actual content that is displayed would be great.
This has left the "How To" theme of this thread, and moved to the "Recommended Improvements", but I think this would be a great feature! It could also be used to allow commercial solar customers to demonstrate the solar production of their on-site (or off-site) solar system in their lobby, waiting room, etc.

Jason Szumlanski, Champion

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Tanner hit the nail on the head. We have a large government installation where they have a screen in the lobby that displays system performance. We set it up with an Internet Explorer extension that reloads the page periodically. Unfortunately, the output is quite static and boring. Real time updates without page reloading, animated time lapse, full screen sizing, and configurable output criteria would be great for a kiosk mode setup. Taking it to the next level, a VGA port on the Envoy would be dreamy - no computer required!

Jacob Michals, Community Manager

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Hey Jason,

Interesting idea of adding a "loop" function for animations. This would be a great feature for a kiosk. Enphase Energy is listening to your ideas and this functionality may be implemented in the future. :)

For folks who do currently display the output on a screen or kiosk at their office, there are an addon that can be used within the Firefox browser to automatically auto refresh the screen.

Here is one addon that does this, called Reload Every:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/fire...

If you want to scroll through multiple tabs with a few different sites, you can also use, Tab Slideshow: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/fire...

Hope this helps!

--Jacob

Jason Szumlanski, Champion

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Here is the Internet Explorer add-on that does the same thing. It's quite frustrating to set up. Once you run the installer, it does not appear to have done anything. Follow the directions carefully to set it up.

http://download.cnet.com/AutoRefreshe...