FORTUM CORPORATION ONLINE NEWS 19 January 2018
Fortum and Futurice start a Solar2Go pilot project together with an Indian solar energy company Boond. This is the first pilot with the Solar2Go intelligent monitoring platform solution which helps local solar companies offer solar energy systems to households. The pilot is being conducted in Unnao district in India and will be operational by March 2018.
"What Solar2Go does in its basic form is to present for local solar companies an innovative and affordable solution enabling faster and cost effective development, operations, and scaling up of solar energy micro-grids," says Heli Antila, CTO, Fortum.
The Solar2Go Software-as-a-Service concept offers a solution for local solar companies to secure the payment from end-customers reliably while providing better customer support and operational efficiency. The pay-as-you-go model allows people who can't afford their own panels to purchase energy. This makes solar energy affordable and attainable for millions of households.
"Providing an affordable and dependable energy solution for those currently lacking electricity or a reliable solution is imperative from all sustainability aspects as well as inclusive economic development," says Heli Antila.
Press release 13 March 2017: Fortum and Futurice are developing a new concept for solar energy companies in developing countries