The advent of a new breed of renewable energy monitoring solutions – aka "Monitoring 2.0" – has created a new strategic imperative for installers. In many jurisdictions rebates are tied to extended warranty periods, 10 years in CA for example, and installers are required to support their installations throughout that period. The use of monitoring can help installers mitigate their risks, tie predicted and actual system performance information together and enable new business models to secure gross margin dollars beyond those tied to the installation.