What you can’t measure, you can’t manage – no, check that – you can’t charge out! Commercial solar is the next frontier. Although regulations have created challenges for large scale solar (20kWh+), it is now gathering momentum due to energy pricing pressures in the contestable commercial market, falling PV panel costs and domestic saturation. Solar generation
Within a building there are three key resources to be managed: Electricity, Water and Gas. These resources are most commonly disjointed. They are on three different billing cycles, with three different types of metering device and – more often than not – with three separate systems to manage their efficiency, tuning, billing and reporting.
For decades now the facilities and building management industry has had to grin and bear the inability to accurately reconcile energy consumption to end users across a facility. This has lead to the practice of writing off significant portions of their buildings’ billed energy as a line item called “fugitive energy,” a blatant write-off that