Customer Story:

SolarCity

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Solar City

SolarCity (now part of Tesla) provides clean energy. The company has disrupted the century-old energy industry by providing renewable electricity directly to homeowners, businesses and government organizations for less than they spend on utility bills. SolarCity gives customers control of their energy costs to protect them from rising rates. The company makes solar energy easy by taking care of everything from design and permitting to monitoring and maintenance.

SolarCity turned to InfluxData to solve their IoT monitoring challenges. SolarCity’s Grid Systems Infrastructure team is responsible for providing the infrastructure to withstand loading tons of real-time data from their field devices, into their publish-and-subscribe messaging system. SolarCity loves InfluxDB’s ability to support real-time Continuous Queries (CQs), because it allows them to aggregate meaningful data in real time from tons of other data.

InfluxDays presentation

SolarCity presented at InfluxDays New York 2018. In this talk, they provided an overview of various considerations they took while choosing a time series database over another datastore solution. Additionally, they demonstrated how they implemented InfluxDB into their infrastructure operations.

Additional resources

Improved IoT monitoring

By simplifying their ability to collect solar panel sensor data

Reduced data silos

By enabling them to aggregate data in real time which results in meaningful analysis

Helping reduce our carbon footprint

By making renewable assets more accessible

Technologies Used

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