In 2021, the solar energy market was worth $85.1 billion, and it is expected to reach $255.3 billion by 2028. The rapid growth of this critical infrastructure may invite an increase in cyber threats and subsequent financial and reputational risks across this sector, with cybercriminals becoming increasingly advanced and capable of causing harm to systems. Currently, however, solar energy is the most cyber-secure, reliable technology on the grid. Solar provides additional resilience for the electricity supply because physical installations are dispersed, resulting in more resistance to widespread disruptions.
As cyber threats continue to evolve alongside solar technology, companies in the solar energy industry must maintain a position of caution, adopt a defense-in-depth approach to cybersecurity, and modernize their systems to defend against cyberattacks. Convergint’s team of experts can integrate a system to harden devices and mitigate risks associated with solar utilities infrastructure.