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By Michael Gavenonis
on 6/4/2020
  • battery management
  • energy storage
  • energy storage systems
It’s important for solar + storage developers to have a general understanding of the physical components that make up an Energy Storage System (ESS). This gives off credibility when dealing with potential end customers to have a technical understanding of the primary function of different components and how they inter-operate ... read more...
By Tracy Fosterling
on 5/19/2020
  • green button data
  • interval data
  • solar modeling software
We just updated the instructions on downloading your Green Button Data from all three of California's investor-owned utilities; Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), Southern California Edison (SCE), and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E). read more...
By Tracy Fosterling
on 5/7/2020
  • commercial storage
  • energy storage
  • storage modeling
Energy Toolbase co-sponsored and presented on the California Solar and Storage Association's (CALSSA) last part of its Professional Development Series 'Designing and Selling C&I Solar and Storage' webinar. Our presentation was titled 'Commercial Solar + Storage Modeling Best Practices'. This presentation also went in-depth into rate switchings and selecting the ... read more...
By Erin Christensen
on 5/1/2020
  • pacific gas and electric
  • rate increase
  • utility rates
Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), one of California’s big three investor-owned utilities (IOUs), increased its existing electric rates and implemented additional ones on May 1, 2020. With this increase, PG&E forecasts a $770 million increase to its electric revenue. According to the Advice Letter 5661-E-A , this results in an ... read more...
By Tracy Fosterling
on 5/1/2020
  • california storage
  • energy storage
  • nem paired storage
All 3 of California’s investor-owned utilities (IOU’s) are now officially accepting energy storage net metering (NEM paired storage) applications. This permits eligible solar + storage systems to export storage to the grid, given the battery charges entirely from solar. We presented with Brad Heavner, Policy Director at California Solar and ... read more...