Locus Energy Launches the LGate 310 - the First Smart Meter Designed for Light Commercial Solar Monitoring
NEW YORK, Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Locus Energy has launched the LGate 310 -- a digital smart meter optimized for monitoring light commercial solar photovoltaic installations. The combined power meter and datalogger makes it easier than ever to remotely monitor and maintain PV systems.
Together with the web-based Locus Platform that provides an overview dashboard as well as patented analytics, the LGate 310 enables solar fleet operators to efficiently gather data for troubleshooting, asset optimization and performance guarantee/billing functions. The LGate 310 has the following features:
- Itron Sentinel® three phase revenue-grade socket meter
- Installation with a standard socket meter base and works with any type of inverter
- Inverter-direct communication and fault detection supported for leading single phase and select three phase inverters
- Communication via Ethernet or cellular networks
- Plug and play connectivity with remote firmware upgrades
Until recently, commercial solar PV monitoring required custom integrated data acquisition hardware which can be costly and time-consuming to commission. Locus Energy now provides a more standardized approach for revenue-grade web-based monitoring of light commercial systems. The LGate 310 is a third party solution that is approved for all major incentive programs, and offers the combination of inverter-specific information and accurate PV production data.
"We really value the feedback from our installer partners and we kept getting requests for a more standard option for light commercial monitoring. PV systems sized at 100 kW and below often times do not require custom built and configured data acquisition hardware," said Michael Herzig, CEO & Founder of Locus Energy. "With the LGate 310, commercial solar integrators can deploy standard metering hardware with a familiar form factor and an attractive price point."
The LGate 310 is available immediately. Please visit www.locusenergy.com/hardware.html or contact Adrian De Luca at 877.562.8736 for more information.
About Locus Energy
Locus Energy develops web-based asset management software for renewable energy systems. We provide monitoring, analytics and data services for deployments of solar photovoltaic and solar thermal technology. By leveraging Locus' products, renewable finance companies and integrators can drive down the cost and complexity of energy monitoring while making it much easier to maintain and service an installed client base. Founded in 2007, Locus has offices in New York and San Francisco, and monitors several thousand PV arrays worldwide.
SOURCE Locus Energy