Locus Energy, a solar monitoring and data analytics platform provider for the distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) market, today announced the launch of PVIQ Excel Datalink, a software tool that provides direct access to performance data within Excel spreadsheets. The new tool allows asset owners and operators to easily analyze large datasets and to help ensure that solar PV assets are performing optimally. Excel Datalink is the newest element of Locus’ PVIQ Suite, a set of optimization tools that provides fleet managers with a much-needed means of evaluating performance of solar PV assets and identifying specific performance drivers.
“With the launch of PVIQ Excel Datalink, customers will be able to significantly reduce the amount of valuable hours used for sifting through and analyzing complex data, as we have now automated that process,” said Michael Herzig, CEO of Locus Energy. “We are excited to offer this very flexible tool, as it will allow users to increase efficiency and reduce costs, as we have seen with one of our key partners, SOLV.”
“Since we have integrated PVIQ Excel Datalink into our systems, our analytics team has been able to easily develop detailed customized reports on a wide range of operating factors,” said George Hershman, VP and Division Manager for Swinerton Renewable Energy. “This has not only significantly reduced the amount of time required to manually compile data, but we are also no longer bound by standard data reports.”