Katherine Tweed – March 25, 2015
EnerNOC and SunPower are teaming up to provide energy management software and solar solutions to commercial and industrial customers.
SunPower’s existing commercial customers will receive EnerNOC’s software-as-a-service solution for energy management as part of the three-year exclusive agreement. EnerNOC will offer SunPower services and equipment to its customers.
“With EnerNOC’s energy intelligence software, our customers will get energy and demand management analytics integrated with real-time SunPower solar production and performance,” Tom Werner, SunPower president and CEO, said in a statement. “Our two companies will work together to continuously evolve these services and offer customers best-in-class solar technology coupled with industry-leading energy intelligence and management.”
SunPower’s solar production and performance data will be integrated with EnerNOC’s enterprise software. SunPower customers will get EnerNOC’s basic service with enhanced capabilities that would be most useful to companies with solar installations. It shows energy managers information about how buildings across a portfolio are using energy and how much it is costing based on the specific utility rates in any given location.
One of the primary applications for savvy users will be to look at energy use in relation to demand charges and, ideally, to shift usage to better align with solar production in order to reduce or eliminate those charges. Werner noted that demand charges can account for approximately 30 percent of some commercial customers’ bills. Customers will also be able to undertake more sophisticated measurement and verification to track the payback of their solar investments. For Full Article