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Why the US Will Be the World’s Largest Residential PV Monitoring Market in 2013

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Large-scale solar PV plants are almost always managed with monitoring software, but this does not hold true for smaller systems.

A report recently published by GTM Research and SoliChamba Consulting assesses that in most residential PV markets around the world, the attachment rate of monitoring software varies between 5 percent and 20 percent, with one noticeable exception: the U.S. boasts a uniquely high rate of 80 percent.

This means that in 2012 the U.S. residential monitoring market was approximately 400 megawatts, out of 500 megawatts of new installations. By comparison, Germany installed over five times more residential systems (2.7 gigawatts), but only 18 percent of those were monitored — resulting in a 500-megawatt market size for monitoring technologies.

Rob Cook
National Sales Manager, Sorapro
Phone:  913-991-7615
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