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Synapse Wireless and Shoals Technologies Group Demonstrate the Industry’s First Real-Time, Wireless String-Level Solar PV Monitoring Solution

Synapse Wireless, an emerging leader in wireless solutions that empower the Internet of Things (IoT), and Shoals Technologies Group, the leading manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) Balance of Systems (BoS) components, today unveiled their SNAPshot Wireless Solar PV Monitoring Solution at InterSolar North America.

The SNAPshot Wireless Monitoring Solution – Real-Time, String-Level Monitoring

The innovative SNAPshot Wireless PV Monitoring system provides a cost-effective, efficient way to optimize plant performance and O&M costs.

“We’re excited to share the newest addition to our family of solar solutions, which also includes our recently announced SolarSNAP Installation Tool, and our Smart Combiner Box with Arc Fault detection. SNAPshot underscores our commitment to providing meaningful innovation to the solar industry,” said Dean Solon, President & CEO, Shoals Technologies Group.

With the ability to monitor output down to the string level, this cloud-based solution delivers a host of advantages, including: superior analytics, decision support tools, real-time system alerts, and integrated work order management. SNAPshot’s intuitive user interface is optimized for mobile devices as well as PCs for anytime, anywhere insight into solar plant efficiency and output.

Phoenix Solar, a global leader in designing, building and operating large commercial and utility-scale solar power plants, is working with Synapse and Shoals to implement the SNAPshot solution. Nick de Vries, VP Plan Operations and Engineering for Phoenix Solar, commented, “With access to cost-effective string-level information, this technology has major implications for improving efficiency and ultimately, return on investment. We’re looking forward to working with Shoals and Synapse to push the boundaries of solar innovation.”

SNAPshot Demonstration at InterSolar North America Conference

“InterSolar North America is the ideal venue to demonstrate the capabilities of our new SNAPshot solution, which gives a solar field owner or operator the ability to easily keep tabs on production from the smartphone in his or her pocket. Our demo is powered by live data — we hope everyone attending will have a chance to check it out and see just how revolutionary this product is,” said Key Foster, CEO, Synapse Wireless.

Synapse Wireless and Shoals Technologies Group will be exhibiting at Booth 9611 at the InterSolar North America Conference, July 8-10 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.

About Synapse Wireless, Inc.

Synapse Wireless, Inc. delivers proven Internet of Things connectivity solutions for a diverse range of industries including solar, lighting, healthcare, retail, and restaurant. Built on its award-winning SNAP® wireless mesh network operating system, Synapse Wireless solutions are deployed on enterprise-class platforms, improving efficiency and distributing intelligence to the edge of its customers’ networks. Synapse is a subsidiary of McWane, Inc.

About Shoals Technologies Group

Shoals Technologies Group is a leading manufacturer of balance of systems solutions. Consistently providing customers with innovative designs and superior quality products has directly contributed to the exponential growth since its founding in 1996. With over 15 GW+ of BOS products deployed globally, Shoals maintains a diverse portfolio of PV balance of systems products, including, combiner/re-combiner boxes, disconnecting combiner boxes, custom harnessing solutions, junction boxes, PV wire, in-line fuses, racking and PV monitoring solutions.

About Phoenix Solar Inc.

Established in California in 2010 as the U.S. subsidiary of Phoenix Solar AG, Phoenix Solar Inc. is a leader in the design, construction, operation and maintenance of solar photovoltaic power plants in North America. The company's technology-neutral approach allows us to objectively provide the best solar solutions for our customers.

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