Locus Energy, a solar monitoring and data analytics platform provider for the distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) market, announced the launch of its advanced irradiance modeling tool, Virtual Irradiance (VI). The VI provides solar fleet operators with valuable data on the amount of sunlight that is striking the ground, enabling a highly accurate assessment of solar PV system performance.
“VI enables the PV industry to identify which solar systems fail to meet performance expectations, assess how much value was lost and efficiently solve problems at an individual site or across an entire portfolio,” said Michael Herzig, Locus Energy’s CEO. “This is a powerful, intuitive and user-friendly tool that will be vital in helping solar fleet managers understand performance across a fleet and effectively handle O&M issues. As solar becomes increasingly common, VI is also expected to become an important tool in helping utilities integrate solar into the electricity grid,” he added.