NTT Smile Increases Number of Subscribers to Remote Monitoring Service for PV Systems
NTT Smile Energy Inc (Osaka City) announced Jan 29, 2020, that the total output of contracts for its "Eco Megame (glasses)" remote monitoring service for solar power generation (PV) facilities has exceeded 2GW.
As of January 2020, the number of subscribers to the service was 66,000, and the total amount of electricity generated by subscribers reached 2,560GW in 2019.
The Eco Megame service started to be provided for residential PV systems in November 2011. Since then, as the introduction of commercial PV systems increased due to the feed-in tariff (FIT) policy, NTT Smile Energy has been increasing the number of contracts mainly with less-than-50kW low-voltage commercial PV facilities. In November 2016, the total output of contracts exceeded 1GW.
According to NTT Smile Energy, most of the subscribers are FIT-certified facilities. For the future, the company also aims to increase the number of subscribers to "Eco Megame for Self-consumption," which is to promote the stand-alone use of PV systems, and the service designed for storage batteries and electric vehicles (EVs).