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Global Off-Grid Solar Forum & Expo 2020 February 18th - 20th, 2020 Nairobi, Kenya

January 15, 2020

Safari Park Hotel Nairobi Safari Park Hotel, Thika Road, Thika, Kenya

Things have a bad habit of breaking down if not properly maintained. Each year, energy companies spend billions on solar installation maintenance. But there is good news. Solar array maintenance costs are at their lowest point yet, making large-scale solar projects more economically competitive than ever.

One of the main reasons for this downward trend in maintenance costs is the result of more companies using the Internet of Things to monitor their devices. Nearly eighty percent of manufacturers surveyed said predictive maintenance was their No. 1 reason for adopting IoT, and enterprises in all industries said maintenance via IoT offered the best opportunities for growth. Predictive and performance monitoring of devices allows companies to quickly identify any issues and then send an engineer to fix the problem panel(s) before it escalates into a serious money drain.

By installing a simple, end-to-end IoT solution, you can manage the largest solar grids in the world, even with thousands of individual devices connected to your network, regardless of carrier, cellular protocol, or device location. The key will be collecting and analyzing data to improve the entire solar energy delivery system.

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The Internet of Things is allowing solar companies to better understand their energy deployments, as in having granular oversights on solar arrays and to better manage costs. By installing a simple, end-to-end IoT solution, you can manage the largest solar grids in the world, even with thousands of individual devices connected to your network, regardless of carrier, cellular protocol, or device location.

The upcoming Global Off-Grid Solar Forum and Expo is the premier meeting of the off-grid solar sector, providing a unique platform for knowledge exchange, networking, and showcasing off-grid solar products and services. The event aims to accelerate the development of the global off-grid solar market contributing to achieving universal energy access by 2030.

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For more information on these and some of the other issues facing the solar sector, visit Aeris representative Paul Tarsey at the GOGLA Off-Grid Solar Forum and Expo in Nairobi, Kenya on 18 – 20 February, 2020 in Nairobi, Kenya.