SANTA CLARA, USA: Asoka Corp., a pioneer in powerline communication (PLC) hardware, software and cloud Digital Living Services, announced SolarLink, the first residential solar solution that uses existing in-home electrical wiring for system data logging and remote monitoring.
The SolarLink PLC adapter directly connects the solar power system’s inverter and data logger to the residence’s home area network internet service through the electrical wiring to upload data to the solar service provider. This eliminates the need for complex cable installations and is more robust than unreliable wireless systems, providing flexibility in installation options and reducing installation costs and customer inconvenience.
SolarLink enables providers to remotely monitor system performance over the Internet and diagnose maintenance issues without on-site visits. It also gives third party solar monitoring services a way to provide data so customers can see how much power their system has produced, how much of that they have used and how much has been sold back to their utility.
“SolarLink is a key part of Asoka’s state-of-the-art Digital Living Service line of solutions,” said Eric Grubel, CEO of Asoka. “Our PLC technology and simple-to-install hardware provide solutions that cut time and costs for installers by utilizing the most ubiquitous network in the home—residential electric wiring.”
“We have enjoyed working with Asoka,” said Michael Herzig, CEO of Locus Energy, a New York City-based solar monitoring software provider. “Not only do they stand behind their products with one of the longest warranties in the industry, they also have the flexibility and service necessary to meet the changing demands of the fast-moving renewable energy space.”
“SunCap Financial’s mission is to provide a simple and affordable solar solution for homeowners through our partner installer network,” said Jordan Fruge, senior VP of sales and marketing for SunCap Financial, a Houston based solar lease provider. “Asoka’s innovative powerline technology and plug and play installation allows our partners to save time and money on difficult cable runs and increase profits and customer satisfaction by offering monitoring services over the Internet.”