Centrosolar America, the U.S. subsidiary of Germany-based Centrosolar Group AG, has introduced CentroRack, a proprietary racking system, along with the CentroData and CentroView energy-monitoring systems.
The CentroRack system is engineered as an affordable and easy-to-install system designed for tile or shingle-pitched roofs and can be mounted on any roofing material, the company says. It allows for fastener-free installation and is made of corrosion-resistant black anodized aluminum, with a choice of colors available.
CentroData is a hardware and software application that generates real-time reporting on the PV system. Installed near the PV system power-invert unit, the CentroData system continuously monitors a solar system's performance, while sending real-time data wirelessly to any Internet-connected device, the company explains.
CentroView is a separate unit that displays the CentroData output data wirelessly via the Internet on an 8-inch LCD color touch-screen data display unit. CentroView can also display other Internet-sourced information categorized by subject.Â
CentroData and CentroView will only be available as options for purchase on Centrosolar's proprietary line of complete PV systems, the company notes.