Monitoring, Solar

groSolar Launches groEnergy Watch Monitoring

To help homeowners and dealers answer their questions about solar photovoltaic system performance, groSolar this week announced the launch of its new, proprietary monitoring system for solar-electric systems, groEnergy Watch.

“groEnergy Watch gives me an easy way to watch my solar productivity from any web connection,” said Bruce Killian, a groSolar residential customer. “It’s also been a great way to teach myself and my friends and family about the impact of solar power in terms of C02 offsets including the equivalent in gallons of oil and gasoline saved.” The proprietary “plug n play” device and software was developed by groSolar’s industry-leading engineers, with retail cost considerably less than any comparable monitoring system.

groEnergy Watch version 1.0 is compatible with any residential system that uses Motech inverters. Motech inverters are distributed in North America exclusively by groSolar. The suggested retail price of groEnergy Watch is $499 including two years of online service, compared to other residential monitoring systems priced in the $700 to $1200 range.

“This is a great example of how groSolar is going beyond the typical role of a distributor or installer,” said Jeff Wolfe, CEO of groSolar. “We saw the need to offer affordable and easy system-monitoring. So we decided to invest our own resources to develop groEnergy Watch, for the benefit of our residential customers and dealers.”