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Solar-Log WEB Enerest™ vs. Solytic

At first glance you could assume Solytic and Solar-Log WEB Enerest™ are very similar. After all, both monitoring software solutions are particularly suitable for monitoring PV plants or plant fleets in the C&I segment. If you take a closer look, however, you will see major differences, especially considering the price. The big difference already starts out at the business models of the companies themselves. While Solar-Log™ produces hardware and software, Solytic sole focus is clearly on software.

Price comparison

As far as prices are concerned, Solytic and Solar-Log™ go different ways. Solytic’s customer-oriented pricing structure is as follows: € 0.20 per kWp & year, regardless of the number of plants monitored, minimum revenue is € 60.00 per year.

Solar-Log WEB Enerest XL

5 kWp
€ 60
€ 70
€ 10 | 14.5%
15 kWp
€ 60
€ 110
€ 50 | 45.5%
25 kWp
€ 60
€ 170
€ 110 | 64.5%
50 kWp
€ 60
€ 170
€ 110 | 64.5%
100 kWp
€ 60
€ 250
€ 190 | 76%
500 kWp
€ 100
€ 800
€ 700 | 87.5%
5 MWp
€ 1,000
€ 4,000
€ 3,400 | 77%
25 MWp
€ 5,000
€ 18,400
€ 13.400 | 73%
50 MWp
€ 10,000
€ 35,900
€ 25,900 | 72%
100 MWp
€ 20,000
€ 70,900
€ 50,900 | 87.5%
5 kWp
15 kWp
25 kWp
50 kWp
100 kWp
500 kWp
5 MWp
25 MWp
50 MWp
100 MWp
Solytic logo Price with Solytic
Price with WEB Enerest™ XL
Savings with Solytic
€ 60
€ 70
€ 10 | 14.5%
€ 60
€ 110
€ 50 | 45.5%
€ 60
€ 170
€ 110 | 64.5%
€ 60
€ 170
€ 110 | 64.5%
€ 60
€ 250
€ 190 | 76%
€ 100
€ 800
€ 700 | 87.5%
€ 1,000
€ 4,000
€ 3,400 | 77%
€ 5,000
€ 18,400
€ 13.400 | 73%
€ 10,000
€ 35,900
€ 25,900 | 72%
€ 20,000
€ 70,900
€ 50,900 | 87.5%
Prices per year; Solar-Log WEB Enerest™ Data according to PV magazine's Produktdatenbank Monitoringsysteme, status: October 2018

Solar-Log WEB Enerest L

5 kWp
€ 60
€ 35
-€ 25 | -42%
15 kWp
€ 60
€ 55
-€ 5 | -8.5%
25 kWp
€ 60
€ 85
€ 25 | 29.5%
50 kWp
€ 60
€ 150
€ 90 | 60%
100 kWp
€ 60
€ 220
€ 160 | 72.5%
500 kWp
€ 100
€ 750
€ 650 | 865%
5 MWp
€ 1,000
€ 3,900
€ 2,900 | 74%
25 MWp
€ 5,000
€ 15,900
€ 10,900 | 68.5%
50 MWp
€ 10,000
€ 30,900
€ 30,900 | 67.5%
100 MWp
€ 20,000
€ 60,900
€40,900 | 67%
Company
Product
Solytic logo
Price with Solytic
Price with WEB Enerest™ L
Savings with Solytic
5 kWp
15 kWp
25 kWp
50 kWp
100 kWp
500 kWp
5 MWp
25 MWp
50 MWp
100 MWp
€ 60
€ 60
€ 60
€ 60
€ 60
€ 100
€ 1,000
€ 5,000
€ 10,000
€ 20,000
€ 35
€ 55
€ 85
€ 150
€ 220
€ 750
€ 3,900
€ 15,900
€ 30,900
€ 60,900
-€ 25 | -42%
-€ 5 | -8.5%
€ 25 | 29.5%
€ 90 | 60%
€ 160 | 72.5%
€ 650 | 865%
€ 2,900 | 74%
€ 10,900 | 68.5%
€ 30,900 | 67.5%
€40,900 | 67%
Prices per year; Solar-Log WEB Enerest™ Data according to PV magazine's Produktdatenbank Monitoringsysteme, status: October 2018

Solar-Log™ divides the price structure into several packages. The listed costs are however UVP prices. Depending upon capacity range these can lie with a 1 MW plant between € 750 and € 1,600 . Here an overview of the UVP prices:

Solytic WEB Enerest™ L WEB Enerest™ XL
Yearly packages € 0.20 / kWp & year min. € 60 / year 0 - 3.99 kWp: € 20 / year 0 - 3.99 kWp: € 40 / year
4 - 10.99 kWp: € 35 / year 4 - 10.99 kWp: € 70 / year
11 - 20.99 kWp: € 55 / year 11 - 20.99 kWp: € 110 / year
21 - 30.99 kWp: € 85 / year 21 - 30.99 kWp: € 170 / year
31 - 50.99 kWp: € 150 / year 31 - 50.99 kWp: € 170 / year
51 - 200.99 kWp: € 220 / year 51 - 200.99 kWp: € 250 / year
201-1,000.99 kWp: € 1.50 / kWp & year 201-1,000.99 kWp: € 1.50 / kWp & year
from 1,001 kWp: € 900 + € 0.60 / kWp & year from 1,001 kWp: € 900 + € 0.70 / kWp & year
Setup fees once € 0.50 / kWp none none
Free trial period 30 days 30 days unknown
Free software updates yes yes yes
Prices per year; Solar-Log WEB Enerest™ Data according to PV magazine's Produktdatenbank Monitoringsysteme, status: October 2018

You can see that not only the price structure but also the prices themselves differ significantly. This can be illustrated most easily with examples.

Example: Solytic vs. Solar-Log WEB Enerest™ XL

Portfolio with 500 kWp: Solytic is 87.5% cheaper

At Solytic you pay € 100.00 per year and a one-time setup fee of € 250.00.

For Solar-Log WEB Enerest™ XL you pay € 800.00 annually.

For Solytic the annual price is € 700.00 less.

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Feature comparison

If you compare the functions, you will find that only Solar-Log WEB Enerest™ XL plays in a league with Solytic, as the range of functions of Solar-Log WEB Enerest™ L is relatively limited in comparison. Here is an overview of the most important features:

Multiple plants per user
unlimited
3 plants per user
unlimited
Plant size
unlimited
unlimited
unlimited
Own hardware required
hardware-independent
own hardware only
only own hardware & SMA WEB Box
Yields per kWp (specific yield)
Satellite-based irradiation calculation
Event log (error & status messages inverter)
Clear data sheet with plant photo
Power balancing of individual inverters & trackers
Data & error messages via email
Mobile Apps for iOS & Android
via mobile browser only
Number of email addresses for performance & error messages
unlimited
1
4 per category
Data visualization intervals
1 min onwards
30 min, 1, 2, 4 & 8 h, daily
10, 15 & 30 min, 1, 2, 4 & 8 h, daily
Dashboard
Reference data comparison
Weather data comparison
Satellite-based irradiation calculation
Yield overview with specific yields
Performance-ratio graph
in beta
Plant logbook with ticketing system & task assignment
Plant monitoring at tracker level
Digital twin & layout
unceck
User admin with rights assignment
Own logo in the platform (white label)
Multiple plants per user
Plant size
Own hardware required
Yields per kWp (specific yield)
Satellite-based irradiation calculation
Event log (error & status messages inverter)
Clear data sheet with plant photo
Power balancing of individual inverters & trackers
Data & error messages via email
Mobile Apps for iOS & Android
Number of email addresses for performance & error messages
Data visualization intervals
Dashboard
Reference data comparison
Weather data comparison
Satellite-based irradiation calculation
Yield overview with specific yields
Performance-ratio graph
Plant logbook with ticketing system & task assignment
Plant monitoring at tracker level
Digital twin & layout
User admin with rights assignment
Own logo in the platform (white label)
Solytic logo Solytic
WEB Enerest™ L
WEB Enerest™ XL
unlimited
3 plants per user
unlimited
unlimited
unlimited
unlimited
hardware-independent
own hardware only
only own hardware & SMA WEB Box
via mobile browser only
unlimited
1
4 per category
1 min onwards
30 min, 1, 2, 4 & 8 h, daily
10, 15 & 30 min, 1, 2, 4 & 8 h, daily
in beta
unceck
Solar-Log WEB Enerest™ Data according to brochure (as of July 2018) and PV magazines Product database Monitoring systems (as of November 2018)

Conclusion

If you directly compare both price and functionality, Solytic has the better price/performance ratio. Solytic is less expensive than the smaller Solar-Log WEB Enerest™ L. In terms of number of features, however, it is just as comprehensive as the premium solution Solar-Log WEB Enerest™ XL.

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