Blog

By Adam Gerza
on 9/1/2017
  • energy storage
  • solar power international
  • SPI 2017
Our team is getting excited for the upcoming Solar Power International (SPI) conference out in Vegas, which is one of our favorite weeks of the year. This will be our 4th year in a row exhibiting at SPI, which is always a jammed packed week for our team. We love the opportunity to connect in person with our current users and meet new companies and contacts from all over the world. We’ve come a long way since our first SPI back in 2014. At that time, our company had 3 employees and about 50 companies using our software. Fast forward to today and we have 15 employees and over 1,300 active users from leading distributed energy organizations across the country using our application. read more...
By Adam Gerza
on 8/28/2017
  • commercial solar
  • demand charges
  • solar pv
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
  • customer case study
  • 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 systems
  • residential energy storage
  • solar battery
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
  • solar installers
  • 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...