Itron launches solution for the solar industry

Itron, a technology and services company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water, announced the launch of Itron Total Solar, a complete offering that combines production measurement, asset monitoring, sensing applications and forecasting in a managed services offering for solar PV generation. The comprehensive offering is a part of Itron Total Services, which takes Itron’s capabilities in metering, communications, data management, analysis and professional services, and packages them together in a simplified, subscription-based pricing structure.

Itron Total SolarWith Itron Total Solar, Itron’s experts run, manage and maintain Itron’s solar offering, simplifying deployment of monitoring and communications technology and lowering the total cost of ownership for utilities and third-party solar providers. Designed for quick installation with new or installed solar assets, Itron Total Solar includes a revenue-grade OpenWay CENTRON solar meter that collects, stores and uploads solar PV production data via an existing fast, reliable and secure 4G LTE cellular network. With Itron Total Solar, the production data, along with analytic services, are made available to subscribers via a secure, cloud-based infrastructure and easy-to-use interface.

The solar service provides an accurate, reliable way to measure and monitor solar production, which is often distributed across a wide geographic area. Installation of the monitoring technology is “plug and play” with streamlined activation.

“Itron Total Solar combines Itron’s industry-leading revenue-grade solar monitoring with multiple areas of expertise within the company and packages them into one overall solution, providing the ultimate benefit for our clients,” said Bruce Douglas, senior vice president and general manager of software and services. “Today Itron monitors nearly 100,000 solar installations across the U.S. representing over 500 megawatts of clean energy capacity. With Itron Total Solar, we are giving our clients greater flexibility and convenience to better serve their customers in this rapidly growing market.”

— Solar Builder magazine

[source: http://solarbuildermag.com/news/itron-launches-solution-for-the-solar-industry/]

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