RPi Solar Monitor Computer

Commercial solar with monitoring systems often want to show that data off in public settings. To display this data a webpage is displayed to a TV and this is often accomplished with a computer that is connected to the TV as its monitor. The problem with a standard computer is that it needs a keyboard & mouse, a person needs to manually restart it after a power outage, these computers are physically large and they are power hogs.

The RPi Solar Monitor solves all these problems.

  • Plugs directly into any TV with HDMI port
  • Preconfigured to autostart to a webpage you select
  • If using Ethernet a keyboard and mouse isn’t needed
  • If using WiFi a keyboard is needed only for the initial setup
  • If there is a power outage the unit will automatically restart
  • The RPi only measures approximately 4″ by 3″ x 1″
  • Typical power consumption is just 2 watts. That is just $0.01 per day to operate (@ $0.20/kWh)

The RPi Solar Monitor will arrive set up and tested for your system. Just plug in the HDMI cable, Ethernet cable, turn on the TV and plug in the RPi Solar Monitor power supply…that’s it!

Don’t have Ethernet that’s ok as WiFi is built into the RPi Solar Monitor. You just need a wireless USB keyboard and mouse to set up enter your WiFi password. Once complete the keyboard is removed and the unit will operate automatically.

$200 RPi Solar Monitor Computer

RPi Solar Monitor Includes:

  • RPi mini computer in a case
  • 5V Power Supply
  • 3 ft HDMI cable
  • SD Card
  • Pre-loaded Operating System (Raspbian Linux)
  • Pre-configured to auto load a web browser and display a webpage of your choice
  • USPS Delivery

In order for this unit to arrive complete you will need to have your solar monitor operating and have the link ready to display the monitoring page. If you want the unit before your monitoring page is ready just fill in google.com as your webpage. Detailed instructions will be provided so you update the link to a file on the RPi Solar Monitor.

To order the unit:

  1. Fill out the below order form (only US orrders accepted)
  2. I will test your link on a RPi Solar Monitor to ensure compatibility
  3. You will be emailed an invoice from PayPal
  4. Once payment is received the unit will be shipped via USPS at no additional cost

I’ve tested a lot of solar monitoring pages and have yet to find one that doesn’t work.  The above step is to simply verify you will not have problems in the field. The turn around time is quick, I try to keep units in stock and can replenish materials is just 3 days. To be safe please allow 1 week to ship.

If are not satisfied in how the unit operates just contact me within 10 days of receiving the delivery for an RMA to qualify for a full refund.

Order Form

Terms and Conditions

TV is not supplied, you provide any TV of any size.

Computer Specs:

  • A 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARMv8 CPU
  • 802.11n Wireless LAN
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4 USB ports
  • Full HDMI port
  • Ethernet port
  • VideoCore IV 3D graphics core