SPI 2014 - Locus Energy Chosen as Exclusive Solar Monitoring Provider for Swinerton Renewable Energy

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LAS VEGAS and HOBOKEN, N.J., Oct. 22, 2014 -- Locus Energy, a solar monitoring and data analytics platform provider for the solar photovoltaic (PV) market, today announced that Swinerton Renewable Energy, a turnkey engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and operations and management (O&M) provider for the utility-scale and distributed PV markets, will standardize its entire solar fleet on Locus Energy's SolarNOC monitoring platform and PVIQ analytics suite as part of its SOLV™ enterprise solution for optimizing and managing plants.


Locus Energy's SolarNOC platform will assist Swinerton Renewable Energy's SOLV solution to provide best-in-class monitoring, analytics and O&M services for both its utility-scale and commercial fleet customers. Swinerton's PV portfolio totals over 400 megawatts (MW), with an additional 600 MW under construction. In 2013, Swinerton Renewable Energy was ranked the nation's top commercial solar contractor by Solar Power World.

"Swinerton Renewable Energy is known for its depth of understanding of the utility solar sector and its ability to respond to market demands by staying ahead of the curve in terms of technological innovation," said Adrian P. De Luca, Locus Energy's VP of Sales and Marketing. "In light of Swinerton's position at the forefront of the industry, we consider it a testament to the value of our monitoring and data analytics products that they have been chosen by Swinerton as the standard for their entire fleet."

By leveraging Locus Energy's web-based SolarNOC software as part of the SOLV solution, Swinerton's fleet operators will be able to more efficiently organize and assess performance data over a diverse set of solar PV assets spread across a wide geographical area, as well as streamline O&M workflows. In addition, Locus Energy has expanded its data acquisition and presentation capabilities, enabling Swinerton to integrate data from its industry-leading SCADA system.

Swinerton Renewable Energy will also integrate Locus Energy's PVIQ analytics suite, a set of advanced data analytics services that allows PV system managers to analyze system and fleet level performance and quickly identify any causes of underperformance.

"Locus is uniquely positioned to provide the most advanced monitoring and analytics solutions across all segments of the PV market, at scale," said Angelo Purpuras, Manager of Technical Services at Swinerton. "The use of the SolarNOC to manage our fleet provides our technicians with unprecedented data visibility, and the PVIQ analytics will help us to continue providing premium O&M services to our customers."

Locus Energy's PVIQ analytics suite delivers PV performance insight derived from the vast amounts of data produced by its approximately 50,000 solar monitoring systems throughout North America. PVIQ consists of three elements: Virtual Irradiance (VI); the Waterfall performance report; and a spreadsheet program plug-in. VI uses satellite and weather data to provide highly accurate ground-level irradiance data in 15-minute increments with coverage across the contiguous U.S. The Waterfall performance report assesses the drivers behind underperformance, including factors such as inverter malfunction, shading and soiling. The plug-in allows operators to access the Locus database directly from an Excel spreadsheet, which dramatically reduces the time required to prepare periodic performance reports.

Founded in 1888 and based in San Francisco, Swinerton Renewable Energy provides a turnkey solar power solution for utility-scale and distributed-generation projects, including EPC and O&M and monitoring services, warranty wraps and performance guarantees. Swinerton Renewable Energy is the solar division of Swinerton Inc., which was recently named California's top building contractor, with more than $1.8 billion in annual revenues.

Locus Energy and Swinerton Renewable Energy will be available to discuss their new partnership at Booth #3518 at the 2014 Solar Power International (SPI) conference in Las Vegas from Tuesday, Oct. 21 through Thursday, Oct. 23. At the booth, Locus Energy will be demonstrating its hardware and software monitoring solutions and Swinerton Renewable Energy will be showcasing its proprietary SCADA hardware.

For more information, please visit Locus Energy at www.locusenergy.com.

About Locus Energy
Locus Energy is a solar monitoring and data analytics platform provider for the distributed PV market spanning the residential, commercial and utility sectors with more than 48,000 systems deployed in North America. Locus Energy's cloud-based software aggregates, organizes and analyzes performance data from multiple sources, making it easier to access, manage and identify the causes of a solar system's failure to meet performance expectations. With the deepest intellectual property portfolio in the industry, Locus provides many of the largest utilities, capital providers, equipment manufacturers and asset managers with sophisticated software to track performance across distributed solar installations. Headquartered in Hoboken, N.J., Locus Energy also has an office in San Francisco. For more information, please visit www.locusenergy.com.

About Swinerton Renewable Energy
With over 3 GW of power generation and 630 MW of solar power expertise, Swinerton Renewable Energy offers turnkey solar power solutions for utility-scale and distributed-generation projects, including EPC and O&M services, warranty wraps, performance guarantees, and its industry-leading monitoring and SCADA platform, SOLV™. Recognized nationally since 1888, Swinerton is the preferred builder and trusted partner in every market it serves -- proudly leading with integrity, passion, and excellence. For more information on Swinerton, visit Facebook, Flickr, and LinkedIn, or follow Swinerton Renewable Energy on Twitter or their blog.

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