Global top 4 inverter group FIMER partners with Wattwatchers to make solar go better with real-time data and remote control
Partnership prioritises recent ‘Smarter Homes’ solar export control regulations in South Australia with a ‘life of device’ bonus subscription opportunity to mark the launch. Wattwatchers participated in an introductory technology webinar – hosted by FIMER with Wattwatchers as co-presenters – on Thursday, December 10th. ACCESS WEBINAR RECORDING HERE
Technology flexibility, data-driven consumer empowerment and cost-effectiveness are the core themes in a new commercial collaboration between global solar and e-mobility solutions supplier FIMER, and Australian cleantech Wattwatchers Digital Energy.
Prompted by the recent introduction of strict export control requirements for new solar system installations in South Australia, Wattwatchers and FIMER are launching their newly-forged partnership Australia-wide with a ‘life of device’ bonus subscription offer for solar installers to share with their householder customers.
FIMER, which acquired the ABB solar business in March 2020, offers a large solar inverter portfolio across the residential, commercial and utility-scale markets within Australia.
Wattwatchers offers an agile pathway for managing distributed energy resources (DERs) in real-time, incorporating both remote monitoring and load control, with robust cellular communications (augmented by a WiFi option for the ultra cost-conscious), and fleet capabilities underpinned by the Wattwatchers ADEPT IoT integration platform.
As well as its mainstream applications, Wattwatchers supports significant niche use cases including sites with sub-boards, where solutions based on utility smart meters aren’t an option; and also sites without broadband internet.
While the South Australian market is the first priority for distribution, given the immediate requirements of the state’s urgently-introduced ‘Smarter Homes’ regulations, FIMER is mobilising to enable the Wattwatchers technology relationship for its entire Australian distribution network.
Wattwatchers CEO Gavin Dietz said the collaboration between Wattwatchers and FIMER was an innovative opportunity for both companies.
‘Flexibility and independence are key benefits of this new relationship,’ said Dietz. ‘By using Wattwatchers solutions in tandem with FIMER solar inverters, installers can cost-effectively deliver a prosumer experience for their customers that empowers them with energy data independently of power companies and their billing meters.’
FIMER Australia Country Manager, Jason Venning said, ‘FIMER is happy to be collaborating with Wattwatchers to contribute to the reliability and stability of the South Australian power grid and help to maximise the uptake of renewable energy generation in the state.’
About FIMER: FIMER is the fourth largest solar inverter supplier in the world. Specialising in solar inverters and mobility systems, it has over 1,100 employees worldwide and offers a comprehensive solar solutions portfolio across all applications. FIMER’s skills are further strengthened by its bold and agile approach that sees it consistently invest in R&D. With a presence in 26 countries together with local training centres and manufacturing hubs, FIMER remains close to its customers and the ever-evolving dynamics of the energy industry. Following the acquisition and integration of ABB’s solar inverter business in the first quarter of 2020, and under the umbrella of the renewed FIMER brand, the newly acquired solar inverter portfolio continues to carry the ABB brand under the trademark license agreement. www.FIMER.com
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