Luminous Power Technologies (Luminous) has announced the launch of connected solar inverter, powered by the iQu Internet of Things (IOT) platform from iBot Control Systems. Built on Microsoft's Azure Hyperscale cloud as the engine of intelligence, a set of mobile and web apps would actively monitor power savings, battery health, and also run predictive maintenance enabling greater energy savings.

The iQu IOT platform offers a comprehensive best-of-breed platform for management of connected devices, Apps, Inter-linkages, and data. Using the iQu connected processor designed for high volume and highly distributed IOT deployments, enterprise-grade security and in-built cellular connectivity, the connected solar inverter will provide real-time access to usage monitoring hence enabling Luminous' customers to maximize ROI on their investments.

Luminous' first release of smart and connected products is targeted toward SMBs, individual customers, and small solar power facilities. The solution is designed to scale to lacs of solar inverters, and the insights generated will help Luminous' R&D innovate more feature-full products in the future and bring them to customers on an accelerated basis.