SunPower Launches New Solar, Storage Monitoring App for Owners
SunPower Corp., a solar technology and energy services provider, has launched the mySunPower app, the company’s new experience for homeowners that allows them to review and manage their energy generation, consumption, and battery storage settings from a mobile device.
The new mySunPower monitoring app will be available to SunPower Equinox customers for download on February 16 from the Apple App Store and Google Play and will be available to all 285,000 SunPower monitoring customers from spring 2021.
Designed to seamlessly integrate with SunPower’s existing homeowner platform, MySunPower enables users to optimize energy use, save money and become less dependent on traditional energy providers in the face of power outages, natural disasters and the effects of climate change.
“The introduction of the new mySunPower app is an important step forward for solar and storage customers,” said Jake Wachman, vice president of software products and development for SunPower. “By combining system monitoring and control into a single, easy-to-use mobile application, SunPower is transforming the way homeowners interact with renewable energy technology. The new mySunPower app firmly establishes solar and storage systems in the growing smart home ecosystem. “
The start functions include:
-Storage System Control: Homeowners can set their battery to minimize energy costs, reduce their carbon footprint, or maintain maximum resilience in the event of unforeseen power outages
-Live Power Flow: With live data, Equinox customers can use production meters to track the immediate impact of their energy decisions, including the impact of changing weather conditions, adjustments to battery settings, or even the use of small appliances like a microwave in real life. time
-In-App Alerts: New notification features alert homeowners to important changes in their system status, connectivity and weather conditions. Additional app features expected to be released during the course of 2021 include alerts for homeowners to prepare for rolling power outages and other incidents
According to Wood Mackenzie and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), more than 25% of on-site solar systems will be paired with storage by 2025. The new mySunPower app will shorten the learning curve for customers using solar and storage through a completely redesigned user interface, actionable insights based on real-time data and live in-app updates on system status and connectivity.
According to SunPower, the app integrates seamlessly with the mySunPower web portal and offers consumers an experience from purchase to installation to monitoring. Further information on the new functions of the mySunPower app can be found here.