Back in 2012, there was 1 gigawatt of solar capacity in the entire United Kingdom. As of this month, the fleet of one New Jersey company has outdone that figure.Hoboken-based Locus Energy announced Wednesday that its fleet has surpassed the milestone of 1 gigawatt of solar capacity in the United States.
In all, the U.S. has reached 20 gigawatts of total installed solar capacity, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. That’s enough power for 4 million of the nation’s homes.
RELATED: Locus Energy feels it’s still one step ahead of market
Locus Energy’s part in the solar market is providing performance monitoring and data analytics platforms in residential, commercial and utility sectors. It offers solar monitoring hardware, as well as cloud-based fleet management and analytics software.
After being lured by EDA incentives, Locus Energy came to New Jersey in 2012. That was right after the local solar market’s crash. It has recovered here, and grown elsewhere, since.
“The growth in the solar industry has resulted in a demand for sophisticated fleet management and analytics software to help asset managers better manage large fleets of solar installations,” said Locus Energy CEO Michael Herzig. “Our growth is a result of our ability to meet that demand.”
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