Smart off-grid technology connects off-grid systems to a secure cloud computing management system. Through wireless communications, it continuously streams data from each system to the cloud and provides 24/7 operating status and power generation effectiveness. Using weather forecasting, analysis, and alerts, potential problems from impending bad weather can be anticipated and prevented. Seasonal and environmental changes can also be addressed proactively by changing load profiles in advance. If there is a system outage, the infrastructure owner can access the data history to make it easy to troubleshoot the issue, and either fix it remotely or send an engineer to the site with the right replacement part.
Smart off-grid revolutionizes the way communities’ access and control power all over the world. A city or utility official can proactively monitor, control, and manage street lighting, telecom systems, security cameras, IoT devices, and other critical infrastructure from a smartphone – anywhere, anytime. This reduces the cost of installation and maintenance by up to 80%. It is a game-changer for making off-grid solar a more cost-competitive alternative to traditional electric grid infrastructure for governments looking to keep costs down.