17 Jul '17, 4pm

Uncorking the Residential Solar O&M Market

Uncorking the Residential Solar O&M Market

In addition to technology fragmentation, the installer market is also highly fragmented, creating a complex sales channel for monitoring companies. Many installers also want to keep their customers from third parties so that they can sell maintenance and other services. Thus, some monitoring companies provide a backend monitoring service to installers. In this model, the monitoring company does the day-to-day monitoring of an installation through digitalized systems while the installer receives any alerts generated by the system (and hence retains its revenue stream). This business model is making inroads into the residential HVAC maintenance market, which has similarities to the residential PV market: it is highly fragmented and has suboptimal performance issues that are difficult/costly to detect before automated diagnostic technologies are introduced.

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