Radix IoT–offering limitless monitoring and management rooted in intelligence–and Renewable Energy Integration Group (REIG)– design, engineering, and DAS/SCADA hardware providers for utility-scale solar developers–have joined forces in launching REvolution IoT. As a tailored version of Radix IoT’s Mango platform, included in REnergyWare, REIG’s new division providing packaged hardware assemblies, DAS/SCADA monitoring and control, REvolution IoT software platform and RESource digital Operations and Maintenance (O&M) services will reduce operational costs, maximize return on investment, and improve efficiencies for mid-to-large-scale solar PV industry customers.
“In partnership with Radix IoT, our REnergyWare division will provide monitoring and management software and digital O&M services to 1MW to 20+MW mid-scale utility solar PV installations,” said Keith Davis, President and CEO, REIG. “Adding the REvolution IoT software monitoring platform and services to our legacy offerings, we are well positioned to be at the forefront of national, and in the future, global, IoT solutions providers to solar PV markets.”
Since 2008, U.S. installations have grown 35-fold to over 2,500 utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity generating facilities nationwide, with an estimated 62.5 gigawatts (GW) today–enough capacity to power 12 million average American homes. As solar plants expand in size and complexity, REnergyWare’s turn-key monitoring portal for utility scale solar installations will combine the Radix IoT platform and software development expertise with REIG’s PV industry hardware expertise. REnergyWare meets the PV industry’s critical need for a comprehensive software platform for asset management, production insights, customized reporting, and alerting, coupled with a digital operations and maintenance service.
“With REvolution IoT, REIG customers will now reap the benefits from real-time and historical analytics provided by the Radix IoT Platform, allowing unparalleled monitoring and management of solar installations on scale,” said Joel Haggar, Chief Strategy Officer, Radix IoT. “With REIG’s expertise and reputation in the solar industry and customer reach, the partnership enables up to the minute management of installations to ensure uptime and allow for continuous operational criteria to be met on scale.”
RESource Digital O&M will provide the remote monitoring and management of the solar assets and networked systems from REIG’s Charlotte, NC operations center. In the event of problems or alarms, REvolution IoT will allow REnergyWare engineers to remotely diagnose and troubleshoot the problem before dispatching field technicians to the site. With IoT technologies now becoming commonplace to control operational expense and service costs remotely in many industries, the partnership between Radix IoT and REIG exemplifies the combined power of a recognized and trusted IoT Platform from Radix IoT (commonly used in power distribution, telecommunications, and smart building infrastructure), and that of REIG, a leader in utility scale solar PV.
“After months of software evaluations, REIG selected to partner with Radix IoT to develop REvolution IoT– a tailored version of Radix IoT’s Mango platform– to deliver critical dashboards and reports to our existing client base, while tapping the growing small to medium solar PV market nationwide,” states Rene Robaina, COO, REIG.