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Published on December 26th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

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New Solar Energy Monitoring Application for Android-Powered Smart Phones

December 26th, 2011 by  


 

The options offered by smart phone technology and apps are virtually limitless. We’ve featured a number of green apps here on CleanTechnica, but I can’t remember hearing or reading about one for monitoring solar panel performance.. until now. SunPower has just unveiled one for its customers.

Last week, SunPower, a world-leading producer of solar cell, solar panels, and solar systems (& California’s most popular solar panel last I checked), announced “a new solar energy monitoring application for Android™-powered smartphones to its SunPower Monitoring System portfolio.”

Basically, customers can track both their home energy use and environmental savings and the performance of their solar power system with the app. They can look at such data in real-time or historically. They can also share that info with friends and family.

The app is free and can be downloaded from Android Market. Check it out if you have a SunPower system and drop us any comments you have about it!

I imagine there are other apps like this out there (but maybe not) — drop a note in the comments if you know of and recommend any. 
 
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Zach is tryin' to help society help itself one word at a time. He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor. He's also the CEO of Important Media. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, Canada, and Curaçao. Zach has long-term investments in Tesla [TSLA] — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in this company and feels like it is a good cleantech company to invest in. But he offers no investment advice and does not recommend investing in Tesla or any other company.



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