A popular solar equipment company is Victron Energy and currently it integrates with Home Assistant through modbus interface.
Would be great to be able to use the sensors and measurements from Victron in the new Energy dashboard, but that is not posisble as the modbus sensors cannot have the state_class attribute to them, which makes them invisible for the Energy dashboard configuration.
Assuming this is all what would be needed in order to expose such sensors to the Energy dashboard, can this attribute be added for modbus sensors? Or to create a platform “solar” for modbus… maybe?
Sample configuration which can be done now, but not usable in Energy dashboard:
modbus: - type: tcp name: victron host: 192.168.xx.xxx port: 502 # Victron Energy Venus GX Solar Power data sensors: - name: Grid power unit_of_measurement: "W" slave: 100 address: 820 device_class: power - name: Power consumption unit_of_measurement: "W" slave: 100 address: 817 device_class: power