Wireless meter for residential solar system released


San Francisco, CA, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — June 5, 2007 – GE Energy has unveiled its new wireless meter for the Brilliance™ residential solar energy system, allowing consumers to view real-time, daily, monthly and yearly power and energy data at the touch of a button. In addition, the unit’s 900 MHz wireless communication allows more flexibility in placement within the home, reduces installation costs and allows for quick installation.

GE Energy’s new solar energy system meter package includes everything needed to measure and compare a home’s consumption and solar array production. The system monitors up to two inverters. The meter placed in the top five in the ‘consumer products’ category at the sixth annual Cool Products Competition at PCBC 2007, formerly known as the Pacific Coast Builders Conference.

“With the new GE Energy wireless solar meter, consumers now have an easier way of using demand-side management to monitor their energy usage in real-time,” said Victor Abate, vice president – renewables for GE Energy. “Studies have shown that knowing energy consumption can reduce consumption habits up to 10 per cent. Now homeowners can compare how much energy they are using with how much their solar systems are producing in an informative and easy-to-read way.”

Designed for residential applications, GE’s all-inclusive Brilliance solar electric packages are offered in sizes from one kW to 10 kW. The Brilliance system features GE’s award winning 66-watt power roof-integrated solar modules, or the high-power 200-watt GE solar modules, for new home construction or retrofit applications.