Solar energy continues making huge strides in the United States. Recent numbers from the Solar Industry Energy Association indicate that a rooftop unit is being installed somewhere every 3.2 minutes, with over half a million installations in the U.S. to date.
That’s where companies like Locus Energy enter the game. The company has created a platform to monitor the output of distributed photovoltaic assets, with accompanying data analytics capabilities. Locus Energy aggregates and makes sense of enormous amounts of solar performance data. Its customers are solar installers, owners, and operators with systems in residential, commercial, and utility sectors.
President Michael Herzig, who founded the company in 2007, commented, "As we were starting out, we realized this was a generational change in infrastructure. We asked ‘what can we do that looks like selling pickaxes and shovels’? It was creating the infrastructure for something that was growing very fast and that is now part of that fabric of infrastructure. Without good data and the ability to understand it, this industry would have difficulty developing quickly."