IoT for On-Grid and Off-Grid Solar Connectivity

Smarter Solar Monitoring: Improving Reliability with Cellular Communication

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In order to use IoT, solar companies need a reliable global network that provides consistent connectivity worldwide—even in off-grid, rural, or hostile environments—to enable effortless remote solar energy management systems. With Aeris, reliable and consistent connectivity is achievable just about anywhere.

What You Need for Solar Connectivity Management

Aeris provides IoT solar energy providers with always-on, reliable cellular connectivity with the lowest cost of ownership in the industry. What others call “added functionality,” Aeris calls standard services. These include:

A Single Provider
for All Needs

Regardless of deployment size, location, or connectivity technology, Aeris covers all your IoT connectivity needs under one platform.

Operations Visibility

Remote operations visibility, real-time monitoring and control, identifying outages and system issues quickly enable faster response times.

Management Portal

The Aeris connectivity management portal, AerPort, gives you single-pane-of-glass visibility of all your IoT devices across all locations.

Operational Support

To assist you with your IoT solution throughout deployment and beyond, you’ll get heightened operational support for continuous uptime.

Flexible Billing

With Aeris, your company gains the benefits of flexible, multi-tiered billing structures with the lowest cost of ownership.

Better Metering

Get superior, revenue-grade metering via cellular connectivity.

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Cellular Connectivity = Reliable Connectivity

For solar deployments, cellular connectivity is reliable connectivity, offering unparalleled uptime and geographic coverage that other wireless connections can’t match. Additionally, two-way data transfers allow for more sophisticated billing models, including dynamic pricing.

Solar management companies can install an Aeris global SIM at the point of manufacture, reducing both supply chain costs and deployment time. Also, by utilizing Aeris’ single global access point name (APN), a solar-powered system can be deployed on a simple plug-and-play basis without the need to reconfigure to local network settings. This reduces manpower requirements and provides significant cost savings.

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Remotely Monitor Cellular Connectivity

The Aeris Connectivity Platform (ACP) enables companies to remotely monitor connectivity status, regardless of location, connectivity protocols, or number of devices. Configuration and deployment times are reduced significantly. Predictive and proactive maintenance help lower ownership and maintenance costs. And with reliable connectivity, devices can be switched on or off from a central location if troubleshooting issues arise. All this adds up to the lowest possible TCO for an IoT solar energy management solution.

Reliable network connectivity enables global solar energy management. To discuss a customized connectivity solution for your solar business, call us.

Benefits of an Aeris Solution

On-Grid and Off-Grid Coverage

Aeris solutions are optimized for the solar industry and can be fully customized to your needs, offering unparalleled up-time and geographical coverage that can’t be matched by other wireless solutions. Additionally, regardless of your solar business model, Aeris can assist with pre-paid, pre-tested SIMs, faster time to market, over-the-air update capabilities, and unmatched support.

Infrastructure Designed For IoT

While there are many connectivity options for solar energy management, most of them have serious pitfalls. Homeowner-controlled options, outdated technology, unknown or unreliable third parties, and other variables can expose your operation to profit-impacting monitoring outages. With Aeris cellular connectivity, you’ll never have to worry about that.

Smart Monitoring Hardware

Cellular connectivity now is available even in remote and hard-to-reach areas. Combined with advancements in IoT communications, this connectivity offers a wide range of smart solutions. Now, your company can have complete control and insight into solar deployments. You can effortlessly manage and monitor your PV operations from afar.

Superior Metering Ability

Aeris’ cellular connectivity options give you the ability for superior, revenue-grade metering. Measure exactly how much energy each solar panel is generating throughout the year so that you can bill customers accordingly.

Better Billing

Two-way data transfers, sophisticated billing models—including dynamic pricing—are available.

Device Management Portal

The AerPort connectivity management portal gives you total visibility into every connected device on your network. From a single, easy-to-read dashboard, you can monitor, manage, and troubleshoot your devices while collecting data in real time, enabling you to make smart business decisions. You even can see data usage and billing information through the AerPort portal.

Expert Support

Aeris’ industry-leading solutions always are backed by industry-leading customer support. Our support staff consists of IoT and M2M experts who always are on hand and ready to help with quick response times, proactive monitoring, and issue identification.

No "Bill Shock"

When you work with Aeris IoT solutions, you always have complete visibility into operations and billing of all your devices, no matter how many devices you have or where they’re located. We offer flexible pricing structures and a transparent management portal that allows you to check your data usage and billing at any time.

Simplifying Solutions for
On-Grid Solar Energy Providers

The residential solar energy industry has been in flux due to unstable markets, regulation changes, and intense competition. Now, it’s more important than ever to efficiently monitor your photovoltaic (PV) installations. Cellular networks could hold the key to scaling solar energy deployments. With Aeris, solar energy providers can simplify their supply chain and reduce maintenance costs to increase profitability and increase their customer base.

  • Simplify Your Supply Chain

    When you cut out excess in your supply chain, you can increase profitability for your business.

  • Spend Less on Maintenance

    Energy companies spend billions on maintenance, but this could be slashed with IoT. Devote time and money to growing your business, not to fixing problems that could have been proactively addressed through IoT monitoring and management.

  • Rapidly Address Problems

    With hundreds or thousands of solar deployments, there will be issues that come up along the way. But with IoT connectivity from Aeris, you can address these problems quickly and efficiently.

  • Increase Solar Energy Use

    When solar energy is more affordable, more people will use it. And as solar energy systems become more accessible and efficient, solar energy use will continue to rise.

Clean Energy and Clean Water Solutions for
Off-Grid Communities

Many people throughout the world still don’t have consistent access to electricity. Solar solutions can provide sustainable energy to off-grid areas, enabling the people in these areas to use electric lights, power appliances, and charge devices even in rural or hard to reach environments. Having a reliable source of clean energy is crucial for improved security and economies, to enable greater food production, and for bettering the lives of many. In fact, it can even be lifesaving. With Aeris IoT solar energy management, utilities companies can offer life-changing sustainable energy everywhere.

Clean Energy Off-Grid

Solar energy solutions can enable clean water in remote and rural areas of developing countries where water is scarce. Aeris has teamed up with social enterprises to offer remote monitoring of clean water and energy solutions throughout the world.

 

CLEAN WATER CASE STUDY

AERIS NETWORK COVERAGE

Aeris offers 2G, 3G, 4G, and soon-to-be 5G cellular connectivity in more than 190 countries across more than 550 carriers. Our networks are built specifically for IoT, which gives you better reliability, performance, visibility, and control. Choose the option that works best for your company’s specific business needs.

LTE DATA COVERAGE

Aeris provides your company with access to leading nationwide 4G LTE connectivity, optimized with 3G fallback capabilities.

CDMA DATA COVERAGE

With access to more than 50 North American CDMA carriers, Aeris provides ubiquitous coverage to your devices, ensuring you can send and receive data as needed.

GSM DATA COVERAGE

With more than 400 partners across 190 countries, Aeris provides worldwide connectivity with unmatched depth of coverage to your devices.