NEW YORK, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Locus Energy has launched the LGate 101 -- its next generation power-meter/data-logger that allows solar integrators and developers to more easily collect, monitor and manage performance data from any type of residential PV system.
Combined with the web-based Locus Platform that provides an overview dashboard as well as patented analytics, the LGate 101 enables solar fleet operators to efficiently gather data for troubleshooting, asset optimization and performance guarantee/billing functions. The LGate 101 has the following features:
- Embedded ANSI C12.20 class 50 revenue-grade power-meter/data-logger built into a NEMA 3R enclosure
- Installation in less than one hour and works with any type of inverter
- Collection of electricity consumption and revenue-grade PV production data
- Inverter-direct communication and fault detection supported for major brands of inverters
- Communication via Ethernet, powerline or cellular networks
- Plug and play connectivity with remote upgrades
Until recently, residential solar PV monitoring usually meant inverter specific solutions which did not provide revenue-grade data. Locus Energy now provides integrators with an open monitoring solution. The LGate 101 is a third party solution that works with most major inverter brands, and offers the combination of inverter-specific information and exact PV production data.
"Locus Energy is highly focused on delivering technology solutions to streamline the value chain of distributed PV," said Michael Herzig, CEO & Founder of Locus Energy. "With the LGate 101, solar integrators of all kinds can more efficiently manage the Operations & Management side of their business while providing private-labeled web-based monitoring to their end-users. The LGate 101 is an important piece of enabling technology in maximizing the return on solar assets and helping residential PV reach scale."
The LGate 101 is available immediately. Please visit www.locusenergy.com/data_acquisition.html or contact Michael Herzig 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 serves over 100 clients primarily in North America.
SOURCE Locus Energy