Locus Energy, based in New York, has launched the LGate 101, a power-meter/data-logger that is designed to allow solar integrators and developers to easily collect, monitor and manage performance data from any type of residential PV system.
Combined with the Web-based Locus Platform that provides an overview dashboard as well as patented analytics, the LGate 101 enables solar fleet operators to efficiently gather data for troubleshooting, asset optimization and performance guarantee/billing functions.
The LGate 101 features an embedded ANSI C12.20 class 50 revenue-grade power-meter/data-logger built into a NEMA 3R enclosure. It can be installed in less than an hour and works with any type of inverter, according to the company. The inverter-direct communication and fault detection are supported for major brands of inverters. Communication is made through Ethernet, power-line or cellular networks.
SOURCE: Locus Energy