Draker™ Inc. and Inaccess Join Forces to Provide Industry Leading PV Monitoring and Solar Asset Management Solutions

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Strategic alliance for the world’s largest and most comprehensive portfolio of monitoring and management solutions for commercial to utility-scale solar power plants.

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"This strategic cooperation will enable (us to serve) clients with greater efficiency, more comprehensive support and a wider portfolio of complementary offerings

Draker Inc. (http://www.drakerenergy.com) and Inaccess (http://www.inaccess.com) announced that they would be joining forces in a strategic cooperation agreement to provide industry-leading PV monitoring and asset management solutions. This agreement enables the two US & UK-based market leaders to combine their proven technology platforms and global delivery capabilities that currently serve a combined portfolio of 5GW of utility and commercial-scale solar power plants from 3400 sites across 5 continents. Both companies look to cultivate an unparalleled ability to serve global solar asset portfolios by harmonizing data acquisition systems, extensive protocol libraries, operational and financial reporting and asset management and analytics software.

This strategic cooperation will also enable Draker Inc. (Draker) and Inaccess to continue serving their existing clients, but with greater efficiency, more comprehensive support and a wider portfolio of complementary and compatible offerings.

In their comprehensive report ‘Global PV Monitoring 2014-2018' GTM Research and SoliChamba Consulting named Draker the #1 supplier of monitoring software in the U.S. industrial PV segment (system size 1 to 5MW) and the fastest-growing independent monitoring provider in the U.S. PV market. The same study found Inaccess to be the #1 and fastest growing PV monitoring provider in the U.K. across segments as well as in the utility-scale segment (plants larger than 5MW).

“This partnership between Inaccess and Draker illustrates the consolidation trend in the PV monitoring space and the desire from vendors to be present in multiple countries", said Cedric Brehaut, founder of SoliChamba Consulting and author of the report. “The monitoring market tends to be very country-specific with buyers giving preference to local providers,” Brehaut added, "so partnerships between firms across continents is the fastest way to achieve a global footprint."

According to Everett McGinley, Draker CEO, “The cooperation with Inaccess opens up a wide range of operational optimizations for the two companies and will generate significant positive effects on customers and costs. The established international standing of the two companies provides the best guarantee for superior service and inter-continental coverage of existing and upcoming global portfolio owners.”

According to Christos Georgopoulos, Inaccess CEO, “The proven unique capabilities of the two companies, along with their superior platform technology and operational capacity that are being repeatedly confirmed by the market, will be accelerated by the technical and business synergies of this strategic cooperation. Our combined global offerings will define a new unsurpassable standard to sustain today’s massive investments in the solar PV sector worldwide, a trend that will only increase in the next decade."

About Draker
Founded in 1999, Draker provides innovative monitoring, management and control solutions for commercial and utility-scale PV systems. Draker’s products and services allow PV developers, owners and operators to manage their portfolio of solar assets to increase yield and maximize profitability. Draker’s solutions utilize data acquisition and control hardware, Intelligent Array portfolio management software, and a wide range of project and field-based services to complement complex PV system configurations. For more information, visit http://www.drakerenergy.com.

About Inaccess
Inaccess provides monitoring and control solutions for the renewable energy and telecom infrastructure management markets. Inaccess designs and develops state-of-the-art products and solutions, which provides partners with invaluable access to information, enabling them to maximize effectiveness of their investments through performance optimization and OPEX reduction. With headquarters in London, UK and presence in Europe, North America and Asia, Inaccess is the leading global vendor of converged infrastructure monitoring platforms. For more information, visit http://www.inaccess.com.

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