Navigant Research Leaderboard: Residential Solar Monitoring and HEMS

Assessment of Strategy and Execution
for 15 Solar Monitoring and HEMS Vendors

Residential solar monitoring has been part of installations since the turn of the century, when residential installations became a reality. Initially, monitoring systems were used mostly as a presentation tool that allowed installers and end users to display how a system operates but had little built-in intelligence. Today, monitoring is evolving from traditional data logging into sophisticated analytics, including fault detection systems, condition-based monitoring, and energy management tools.

Linking solar monitoring and home energy management systems (HEMSs) is something that is starting to happen as countries move from traditional support mechanisms like feed-in tariffs (FITs) and net metering to regulatory models that rely on self-consumption and include time-of-use (TOU) components that hurt solar generation. In this new regulatory world, analytics are essential to new business models for installations that depend on self-consumption of the electricity generated locally or that will be aggregated in virtual power plants (VPPs). Navigant Research identifies vendors that help monitor and optimize residential solar systems use by analyzing solar generation forecasts, home energy consumption patterns, and external factors such as irradiance, weather, electricity rates, and more while preventing failures or underperformance.

This Navigant Research Leaderboard evaluates the Strategy and Execution of 15 leading residential solar monitoring and HEMS vendors. These players are rated on nine criteria: vision; go-to market strategy; partners; technology; geographic reach; sales, marketing, and distribution; product performance; product portfolio and ecosystem; and staying power. Using Navigant Research’s proprietary Leaderboard methodology, vendors are profiled, rated, and ranked with the goal of providing an objective assessment of their relative strengths and weaknesses in the global residential solar and HEMS market.

Top 10 Vendors:

1. SMA

2. Solar-Log

3. SolarEdge

4. sonnen

5. Enphase

6. Tesla

7. SOLARWATT

8. Sunrun

9. JLM Energy

10. Sunverge

Key Questions Addressed:
  • Which players are the leading residential solar monitoring and home energy management system (HEMS) vendors globally?
  • How are residential solar monitoring and HEMS solutions and vendors differentiated in the market?
  • What are the key strengths and weaknesses of the leading solar monitoring and HEMS vendors?
  • What strategic growth initiatives are emphasized by solar monitoring and HEMS vendors?
Who needs this report?
  • Residential solar installers and service providers
  • Utilities
  • Battery vendors
  • Inverter manufacturers
  • Home automation vendors
  • Smart appliance manufacturers
  • Investor community

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

1.1   Market Introduction

1.2   The Evolution of the Solar Monitoring and HEMS Market

1.3   The Navigant Research Leaderboard Grid

2. Market Overview

2.1   Market Definition

2.2   Market Drivers

2.3   Market Barriers

2.4   Market Trends

3. The Navigant Research Leaderboard

3.1   The Navigant Research Leaderboard Categories

3.1.1   Leaders

3.1.2   Contenders

3.1.3   Challengers

3.1.4   Followers

3.2   The Navigant Research Leaderboard Grid

4. Company Rankings

4.1   Leaders

4.1.1   SMA Solar Technology AG

4.1.2   Solar-Log

4.2   Contenders

4.2.1   SolarEdge Technologies

4.2.2   sonnen

4.2.3   Enphase Energy

4.2.4   Tesla (including SolarCity)

4.2.5   SOLARWATT

4.2.6   Sunrun

4.2.7   JLM Energy

4.3   Challengers

4.3.1   Sunverge

4.3.2   Geli

4.3.3   Huawei

4.3.4   Schneider Electric

4.3.5   Smappee

4.3.6   Sense

5. Acronym and Abbreviation List
6. Table of Contents
7. Table of Charts and Figures
8. Scope of Study, Sources and Methodology, Notes

8.1   Scope of Study

8.2   Sources and Methodology

8.2.1   Vendor Selection

8.2.2   Ratings Scale

8.2.2.1   Score Calculations

8.2.3   Criteria Definitions

8.2.3.1   Strategy

8.2.3.2   Execution

List of Charts and Figures

  • Residential Solar Monitoring Market by Region, World Markets: 2017-2026
  • The Navigant Research Leaderboard Grid
  • SMA Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Solar-Log Strategy and Execution Scores
  • SolarEdge Strategy and Execution Scores
  • sonnen Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Enphase Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Tesla Strategy and Execution Scores
  • SOLARWATT Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Sunrun Strategy and Execution Scores
  • JLM Energy Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Sunverge Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Geli Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Huawei Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Schneider Electric Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Smappee Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Sense Strategy and Execution Scores

List of Tables

  • The Navigant Research Leaderboard Overall Scores
  • Vendor Scores
  • Vendor Scores on Strategy Criteria
  • Vendor Scores on Execution Criteria

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