Apolloware Software to Enhance Solar Installations

Texas-based Bandera Electric Cooperative (BEC) developed the cloud-based Apolloware software solution to help its commercial and residential members monitor solar and energy storage installations in real time.
BEC Renewable Energy Program Manager Miguel Rivera and Database Administrator Perry Holt test Apolloware cloud based software that monitor's solar energy output in real time.
BEC Renewable Energy Program Manager Miguel Rivera and Database Administrator Perry Holt test Apolloware cloud-based software that monitors solar energy output in real time.

Bandera Electric Cooperative (BEC) released a new cloud-based software, Apolloware, as a solution for monitoring solar and energy storage installations in real time. BEC Solar, a subsidiary of Bandera Electric Cooperative, developed the software.

The software was designed to authorize the solar array owner to receive enhanced financial benefits from energy generated during daily peak energy consumption, which helps accelerate return on the investment. In addition, can reduce system design and operation costs.

“Apolloware benefits all parties because it provides financial benefits that are correlated directly to the wholesale energy market,” William Hetherington, BEC CEO & general manager. “Since it is a cloud-based solution, it is independent from the utility allowing autonomy and transparency of the data.”

The transparency of data will make room for sophisticated analytics to optimize distribution systems, design and operation, Hetherington said. Utilities will have the ability to aggregate solar installations throughout their system and use that information to sell back to the wholesale market.

A pilot program of the software is underway through the end of 2017. The resulting data will help close the gap between predicted and actual models, enabling a quantifiable determination of the benefit of solar production.

“This software will be applicable to anyone who generates or stores energy because it allows them to reconcile and capture the full value of their investment,” concluded Hetherington.

Image courtesy of BEC Solar