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the lane report
Susan Gosselin, Reporter, The Lane Report
July 11, 2017

Genscape acquired Locus Energy, a solar monitoring company, to help it quickly get its arms around the global trade in solar power. Using remote sensing technology similar to that for traditional power plants, Locus has deployed more than 150,000 sensors worldwide, resulting in more than 80 billion data points collected, with most of that coming from the U.S.

The information can come from sensors embedded in the panels themselves, or through sensors monitoring the output on the lines. Even with but 13.5 percent of U.S. solar capacity covered through Locus, the information generated is invaluable to larger utilities, capital providers, equipment manufacturers and asset managers.

solar magazine
Andrew Burger, Reporter, Solar Magazine
June 09, 2017

Locus Energy carries out performance monitoring and data analytics services for solar PV energy producers across the residential, commercial, industrial, and utility sectors. According to a Feb. 28 press release, the company’s solar monitoring fleet has surpassed 5.0 gigawatts (GW) of solar capacity globally, 4.8-GWs of which is located in the U.S.

On June 1, Locus announced the addition of the Virtual Irradiance (VI) Performance Waterfall – a “game-changing” loss-estimation feature – to its SolarNOC™ Platform. The new product analyzes power generation data direct from a solar meter to determine whether PV panels and inverters installed “behind the meter” on utility customer sites are working as expected. When they aren’t, the application determines probable sources of the discrepancies and presents ways of resolving them.

 

solar industry magazine
Joseph Bebon, Reporter, Solar Industry Magazine
June 05, 2017

Locus Energy, a solar monitoring and data analytics solutions provider, has added an automated loss-estimation feature to its SolarNOC platform.

Called the Virtual Irradiance (VI) Performance Waterfall, the new tool analyzes the power generation data from a solar meter to determine whether the panels and inverters behind the meter are working as expected. For systems that are not performing to expectations, the feature helps determine why discrepancies arise between measured and modeled performance of a system.

Alternative Energy
Alternative Energy Magazine
June 02, 2017

Today, Locus Energy announced the release of a game-changing loss-estimation feature on the SolarNOC™ Platform, the Virtual Irradiance (VI) Performance Waterfall. 

The Performance Waterfall is a tool that analyzes the power generation data from a solar meter to determine whether the panel(s) and inverter(s) behind the meter are working as expected. For systems that are not performing to expectations, it helps determine why discrepancies arise between measured and modeled performance of a system. 

solar power world
Kathie Zipp, Reporter, Locus Energy
June 02, 2017

Locus Energy announced the release of a game-changing loss-estimation feature on the SolarNOC™ Platform, the Virtual Irradiance (VI) Performance Waterfall.

Leveraging VI as the source of irradiance data, the Performance Waterfall analyzes the differences between the modeled and measured data series to estimate underperformance due to clipping, snow cover, partial system downtime, soiling, shading, and degradation.

north jersey
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.

Solar Builder
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.

solar industry magazine
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.

AZ Big Media
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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