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AlsoEnergy and Ampt Announce Fresh Approach to String Monitoring
Sep 07, 2012 (03:09 PM EDT)
Module-Level Data Enables High-Accuracy Reporting At Lower Cost
BOULDER, Colo. and FORT COLLINS, Colo., Sept. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AlsoEnergy, an industry-leading provider of energy monitoring systems, today announced support of Ampt StringView™ data solutions, offering customers a familiar, cost-effective way to use smart-module information to monitor and optimize power production. High accuracy sensors in modules containing Ampt DC optimizers, combined with a central wireless communications unit, provide information normally associated with smart combiner boxes at a fraction of the cost for typical systems.
"StringView expands AlsoEnergy's portfolio of web-based and mobile power management systems," said Robert Schaefer, CEO of AlsoEnergy. "In addition to higher power production from the modules themselves, site operators can quickly identify underperforming zones either through site-wide analytics or by comparisons with performance models based on actual weather, sun or wind conditions."
Solar modules powered by Ampt DC optimizers contain sensors capable of 0.25 percent accuracy, an order of magnitude better than typical string sensors on the market today. Likewise, the wireless central communication unit replaces dozens to hundreds of extra wires and sensors associated with smart combiner upgrades, reducing costs by a factor of up to 10 times versus typical solutions. These elements, combined with AlsoEnergy's suite of agency-certified third-party monitoring and reporting tools, provide a new class of performance optimization tools for the solar industry.
"AlsoEnergy continues to grow as a leader in North American solar markets due to advanced capabilities and customizable solutions," said Levent Gun, Ampt CEO. "We at Ampt are pleased to announce this collaboration of Colorado companies and to offer a new benchmark in solar power monitoring."
For developers seeking more information, representatives from both companies will be in attendance at Solar Power International in Orlando, Florida, September 10-13, 2012.
For more information about AlsoEnergy, please visit www.alsoenergy.com.
For more information about Ampt, please visit: www.ampt.com.
AlsoEnergy provides the most comprehensive energy monitoring and financial management software solutions for renewable energy developers, manufacturers and investors who are establishing today's clean-tech industry standards and best practices. From residential and government to commercial and utility grade applications, AlsoEnergy's technology platform increases business results with online access to critical cost and production data.
Ampt delivers innovative power conversion technology and communications capabilities that are changing the way PV systems are designed. The company, along with strategic partners, is lowering system cost, improving ROI, increasing energy generation and broadening the PV solar market. The result? Energy realized™.