Solar Market Trends Toward Performance Metrics

Facing Skepticism and Fierce Competition, Solar Companies Are Boosting Their Bottom Lines Through Financial Performance Analysis and Customized System Monitoring

Boulder, Colo. – July 5, 2012 – AlsoEnergy, a leader in renewable energy monitoring and portfolio management software, announced today's solar developers, investors and managers are requiring automation to provide analytical insight and maximize performance and profitability.

AlsoEnergy provides comprehensive, customizable cloud-based software solutions to help companies manage the business of owning and operating solar investments. PowerTrack™ Energy Management Services software allows developers and investors in solar energy systems to create performance models and compare operation between sites and models to quickly detect under-performing components and generate better system returns.

"Investors in today's solar market are no longer dominated by early adopters," said Robert Schaefer, founder and CEO of AlsoEnergy. "Now, economic factors drive planning and purchasing decisions in the growing global solar marketplace."

With the insights that are collected through PowerTrack, users of AlsoEnergy's software can analyze system performance over its life cycle. Additionally, the data gathered can be used to create a custom kiosk display - PowerLobby™. PowerLobby displays engaging charts and graphics, such as sun position, number of kWh saved, information about the end-user's sustainability goals or other customer-oriented messaging.

Key components of the latest version of PowerTrack and PowerLobby will be on display at AlsoEnergy's booth, #8523, at Intersolar North America in San Francisco, July 10-12. Performance demonstrations will include:
Panel to Portfolio management
Comprehensive real-time monitoring with five second samples
Curtailment monitoring
Customized hardware integration
Overall investment management
Educational components to connect your investment to the community

AlsoEnergy monitors more than 750MW at 1500 solar power sites in 15 countries around the world including the United States, Canada, Korea, India, Italy, Germany, Mexico, Slovakia, France, UAE, Australia, Spain and Greece. For more information about PowerTrack Energy Management Services, visit

About AlsoEnergy
Based in Boulder, AlsoEnergy provides the most comprehensive energy monitoring and financial management software solutions for renewable energy developers, manufacturers and investors who are establishing today's clean-tech industry standards and best practices. From residential and government to commercial and utility grade applications, AlsoEnergy's technology platform increases business results with online access to critical cost and production data. With the industry's only complete client-customized web application, AlsoEnergy's unique architecture and price point reduce risk, improve energy supply chain transparency and bring strategic vision to energy portfolio administration and the global clean-tech marketplace. For information, visit

Marie Rotter
Account Director, Metzger Associates
720.833.5925 (o)
303.907.9826 (c)

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