March 30, 2016

Renewable Revolution Reflected in Perle Sales to Renewable Energy Companies – up 94% in 2015

Perle supplies IIoT hardware for a more secure, reliable and cost effective low carbon energy system

NASHVILLE, TN—March 30th, 2016 — More capacity for renewable power, in the form of Solar, Wind, Hydro and Geothermal is added each year than coal, natural gas and oil combined. However, the Renewable Energy sector faces pressure to improve profitability and productivity as it continues to scale globally. For this, renewable energy companies are looking to the Industrial Internet of Things ( IIoT ).

Sophisticated IIoT systems are being sought as a better way to manage demand instead of simply increasing supply,” comments John Feeney, Chief Operating Officer at Perle Systems. “To goal is to increase energy output, keep these levels stablecut operational and maintenance costs, and provide solid performance data.  This requires large amounts of data connectivity and monitoring.”

Renewable Energy IoT

As the global investment in clean energy tops $329 Billion in 2015, 4% up from previous year1, Perle is reaping some of these rewards.

John continues, “Year on year we are seeing increased sales to the Energy Sector as a whole but, the increased sales into the renewable segment in 2015 was exciting. Sales into the energy sector to renewable energy companies went from 2% in 2014 to 30% in 2015. This equated into a 94% increase in revenue from these companies.”

Perle has a continuously growing number of renewable energy companies using its IIoT hardware for device connectivity. To prevent unauthorized access by malicious individuals, First Solar use Perle IOLAN SCS Console Servers for secure remote device management.  NRG Energy use Perle Fiber Media Converters to incorporate multiple fiber types and wavelengths in their network.  Solar City relies on Perle Ethernet Extenders and Industrial Switches at their installation sites.

Connectivity and monitoring needs met by Perle products, enable the management, connectivity and protection of digital assets at major Renewable Energy Companies, delivering a more secure, reliable and cost effective low carbon energy system.

More information and a sample list of Renewable Energy customers can be found on Perle’s website. BCSE-2016-Sustainable-Energy-in-America-Factbook Bloomberg. 4th February 2016. Web. 22nd February 2016


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