Xantrex, an inverter maker, debuted a device to be used by homeowners with solar panels installed. The device called the "Xantrex Gateway" is designed to monitor the energy output of solar panels and transmit that data to the homeowner's pc through a home Wi-Fi connection.
Homeowners with small-scale solar power installations will now be able to tell how their solar panels are working. The more energy they produce, the larger the rebate these owners will receive from local utility companies.
The "Gateway" can be configured to send automated reports to homeowners and notify them if there is a problem.
Xantrex featured their products at "Globalcon", the convention for networking conference for those in the alternative energy field.