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By Adam Gerza
on 8/4/2015
  • green button data
  • interval data
  • solar software
I was a panelist on a workshop at the Intersolar conference last month on the topic of ‘software tools and techniques to stay competitive in the solar industry’. The audience was mostly made up of residential solar contractors. Before the panel got underway the moderator polled the audience to see how many of them used Green Button Data when analyzing and proposing their projects? Only a few hands in the room went up. read more...
By Adam Gerza
on 6/8/2015
  • solar software
  • southern california edison
  • utility rates
It’s a lot of work keeping up with all of the changes utilities make to their rates. Now that we’re tracking utility rates in over 30 states and 100 utility territories, we’re developing a good feel for the frequency at which utilities make changes. In addition to the sheer volume of changes being made, we’re also gaining some interesting insights for the different types of rate changes and the effect they have on customers. read more...
By John Gurski
on 3/23/2015
  • software update
  • solar proposal tool
  • solar software
We’re excited to announce that we went live on our latest software update over the weekend. This release has been several months in the making, and is the biggest update we’ve made to our platform since our product debuted in July of last year. Here’s a list of some of ... read more...
By Adam Gerza
on 3/4/2015
  • commercial solar analysis
  • energy savings
  • financing
SAN JOSE, California – Technology Credit Corporation (TCC), a leading financier of commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, has formally endorsed Energy Toolbase as its software platform of choice for calculating energy savings. TCC has financed over 300 commercial PV systems ranging in size from 30 kW to 800 kW, making ... read more...
By Adam Gerza
on 11/12/2014
  • rate design
  • utility rates
Rate design has always been a key factor in determining the economic viability of a customer-side-of the-meter solar project. It’s been right up there in importance with the other commonly thought of factors, like Net Metering, the Federal Investment Tax Credit, installed/panel/soft costs, and the availability of financing. Looking out ... read more...