Fat Spaniel Technologies Inc., a provider of monitoring and reporting services for distributed renewable energy systems, has announced the general availability of a new Web-based monitoring solution for commercial-scale solar hot water installations.
The extended Fat Spaniel service, newly integrated with the Insight Manager portal for multi-site management, gives owners and installers an effective tool to maximize performance, manage maintenance and receive revenue-grade reports for all their solar water heating systems, the company says.
"This latest service offering extends the same high-quality Fat Spaniel monitoring and reporting capabilities trusted by solar electric system owners and installers worldwide to a new group of customers in the solar hot water market," comments Chris Beekhuis, president and chief technology officer of Fat Spaniel.
Fat Spaniel's solar hot water monitoring service delivers both real-time and historical system performance and status data over the Web, via cellular modem, satellite or land line. The service can now be managed through Fat Spaniel's recently launched Insight Manager multi-site management portal, enabling system owners to simultaneously and cost-effectively track multiple solar installations.
Incorporating flow metering and temperature sensor hardware from Sweden's Metrima, Fat Spaniel delivers its solar hot water monitoring services through select partners, including EnerWorks, Mondial Energy, SunTechnics and Novan Solar.