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By Adam Gerza
on 8/28/2017
  • commercial solar
  • demand charges
  • project development
Two of our country’s top national energy laboratories published an awesome study last month entitled ‘Exploring Demand Charge Savings from Commercial Solar’. This is the second report in a three-part series, which looks at how solar PV reduces demand charges, published collaboratively by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Here are the links to the report: read more...
By Monette Meier
on 8/17/2017
  • case studies
  • interval meter data
  • solar sales proposals
Run on Sun is a residential and commercial solar installation company that was founded in 2006 by a group of businessmen, entrepreneurs, and engineers who wanted to leverage their diverse backgrounds to build a better solar company. Run on Sun was founded in part based on a negative experience one of their friends had after deciding to go solar. After selecting a well-known company, they had to wait a full year for their system to be installed, after which point it didn’t work properly. read more...
By Adam Gerza
on 8/7/2017
  • energy storage
  • project development
  • residential energy storage
It may be surprising to know that a significant portion of California homeowners buying energy storage systems today are not doing so to save money. In other words, they are not trying to reduce their utility bill or get a return on investment, like they do from a rooftop solar system. Instead, most storage systems today are being bought and sold based on the promise of back-up power or energy independence from the utility. The primary reason for this is that the avoided cost opportunity for residential storage today is not very substantial. On most residential utility rate schedules, energy storage does not have the ability to significantly reduce the utility bill. Therefore, it’s not the core value proposition being sold today. read more...
By Monette Meier
on 8/1/2017
  • digital marketing
  • General Interest
  • solar sales proposals
It’s well documented that the rooftop solar market is becoming increasingly competitive for solar developers and installers. This is especially true in more mature markets like California, where hundreds of companies compete within the same geography for new leads and customers. This inundated market environment has driven customer acquisition costs higher, and presented a challenge for solar companies in their marketing and lead generation activities. read more...
By Monette Meier
on 7/7/2017
  • California rate changes
  • case studies
  • residential solar installers
Renova Energy Corporation (also known as Renova Solar) was founded in 2006 by Vincent Battaglia after he envisioned the company during his MBA program thesis. Today, Renova Solar is a full-service integrator, designing and installing solar and energy storage systems for both residential and commercial customers. About ten years after ... read more...