Today, the largely European-based company officially announced that it would be entering the American market in full force.
“The company has a great reputation but its relatively unknown in the U.S.,” Compton said at REFF Wall Street. “It’s getting that name out there, building up the reputation,” that he said is the “reason for coming to a conference like this.”
The German firm’s monitoring technology is on roughly a fifth of global monitored solar power plants.With an expanding American market for photovoltaic (PV) solar, the company hopes it will soon be a comparably significant presence in the United States.
“We’re bringing the world’s top solar services and industry expertise to North America, which is primed to be the next major market for solar energy,” Compton said in the company’s statement today.
At REFF Wall Street, Compton showed off analytics graphs, like the one depicted above and below, that display performance outputs for clients’ solar panels. Yield differences, with and without a continuous monitoring system, can be seen here.
Sometimes, he said, a panel just needs to be cleaned of bird droppings to bounce back to maximum efficiency.
Listen to a segment of Breaking Energy’s interview with Ben Compton at REFF Wall Street: