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Michael Curley Jr., Reporter, North Jersey
April 25, 2017

Among the speakers this weekend will be Jacob Bortnik, an associate professor of space physics at UCLA and Michael Herzig, CEO of Locus Energy-Genscape, which specializes in solar energy, said Peccoralo. Both are Leonia residents.

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Chris Crowell, Reporter, Solar Builder
March 02, 2017

Data monitoring is an important tool for growing the impact of the solar installs across the country, and message seems to be resonating. Locus Energy, a solar performance monitoring and data analytics platform provider, says it has surpassed 5 GW of solar capacity globally, of which more than 4.8 GW monitored capacity is in the U.S.

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Joseph Bebon, Reporter, Solar Industry Magazine
March 01, 2017

Locus Energy, a performance monitoring and data analytics platform provider for the solar PV market in the residential, commercial, industrial and utility sectors, says its solar monitoring fleet has surpassed 5 GW of solar capacity globally. The majority of that total, more than 4.8 GW monitored capacity, is in the U.S.

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AZRE on AZ Big Data
January 13, 2017

Arizona Public Service‘s (APS) largest solar plant to date was recently completed in Red Rock, Arizona, nearly 40 miles Northwest of Tucson near Interstate 10.

Subcontractors that worked on the solar project include: Trina Solar, NEXTracker, Power Electronics USA, Inc., Blount Contracting, Inc., CG Power Systems USA, Inc., Hatfield Construction LLC., Wilson Electric, American Fence Company of Arizona, Inc., Locus Energy, Terracon Consultants Inc and Wind Turbine & Energy Cables Corp.

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Hayden S. Baker, Partner, Sullivan & Worcester LLP
January 09, 2017

With the growth in distributed generation also comes the need for new business models to monitor and coordinate those disparate assets. As those businesses mature, they too become M&A targets. For example, in 2015, the energy monitoring company Genscape acquired Locus Energy, which provides data analytics and performance monitoring for distributed photovoltaic assets. While still in the early stages, state energy reform is fostering growth in distributed generation. New York's Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) is perhaps the most ambitious of such policies. At its base, REV seeks to reform the utility business model such that the utility serves to coordinate a system of distributed energy resources provided to the grid by other third parties.

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November 01, 2016

Locus Energy, a leading solar data and analytics platform provider, and Ten K Solar, which maximizes value in commercial and rooftop solar, have announced a partnership that makes Locus Energy's braod and scalable solar fleet management solutions and Virtual Irradiance available to Ten K customers.

The partnership enables Ten K customers to upgrade their entire fleet of PV systems to SolarNOC, the best in-class asset management platform by Locus.

SolarNOC is a cloud-based application that provides installers and fleet managers with the tools they need to optimize fleet performance remotely. SolarNOC's monitoring and analytic

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SI Staff, Solar Industry Magazine
July 08, 2016

Locus Energy, a solar data and analytics platform provider, and Ten K Solar, a PV system manufacturer and provider for commercial rooftop solar, have announced a partnership that makes Locus’ solar fleet management solutions available to current and future Ten K customers.

The partnership enables Ten K customers to upgrade their entire fleet of PV systems to SolarNOC, Locus’ asset management platform. SolarNOC is a cloud-based application that provides installers and fleet managers the tools they need optimize fleet performance remotely. Locus says SolarNOC’s monitoring and analytic capabilities bring added value to the operation and maintenance, customer service, and marketing efforts through a consolidated interface that provides real-time energy and weather data, system alerts, and performance trends.

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Sean Whaley, Reporter, Las Vegas Review-Journal
July 08, 2016

Four of Nevada’s largest cities: Reno, North Las Vegas, Henderson and Las Vegas placed in the top 20 fastest growing cities for rooftop solar installations in 2015, according to a new analysis by the data delivery companyBuildFax.

“It’s great to see the ongoing strength in the solar PV market,” said Michael Herzig, president and founder of Locus Energy. “From my perspective, however, what is even more amazing is how quickly this has happened. The global solar market has grown in 10 short years from 2.6 gigawatts deployed in 2007 to an estimated 67 gigawatts in 2016.”
Solar Industry Magazine
Charles McBrearty, Locus Energy
July 07, 2016

Accurately and efficiently modeling as-built PV system performance is difficult on many levels.

System monitoring companies typically have very large portfolios of performance data and are in particular need of effective methodologies for identifying underperforming systems.

The most common approach to determine potential under-performance is to calculate a performance metric for each system by dividing the measured actual energy production by what the energy production should have been.

Pamela Cargill, Principal, Chaolysti
May 09, 2016

While software is a luxury product for some solar companies, it is integral to the success of others. For example, many of the largest residential solar sales, financing or installation companies—such as SolarCity, Sungevity and Sunrun—use software tools to manage sales, system design, business operations and the overall customer experience. The use of these software tools, combined with innovative financial services products and strategic development, is part of what has allowed these companies to scale and capture a large share of the market. In the commercial sector, many companies are likewise turning to software to expedite the due diligence process for power purchase agreements or to automate routine aspects of solar design work.

Well-known companies such as Draker, Fat Spaniel (now part of ABB via Power-One) and meteocontrol pioneered solar power plant monitoring. More recently, vendors such as AlsoEnergy, eGauge, Locus Energy and Solar-Log have introduced simpler and more user-friendly monitoring solutions to market. The latest innovators in this market, such as Curb, seek to integrate solar monitoring solutions with the Internet of things (IoT) by bringing a wealth of data to consumers or facility managers.