Blog

By Tracy Fosterling
on 7/3/2018
  • intersolar
  • solar convention
  • solar projects
Our team is headed to Intersolar North America for the 5th year in a row. In honor of celebrating 5 years, we thought we would share the back story of Energy Toolbase’s official debut at the convention in 2014 with just 2 employees and a supportive father. read more...
By Tracy Fosterling
on 6/22/2018
  • CollectiveSun
  • nonprofits
  • solar
The U.S. solar market has grown spectacularly over the last decade. In 2017 the U.S. installed 10.6 gigawatts (GW) of solar PV capacity, to reach 53.3 GW overall, enough to power 10.1 million American homes, according to the U.S. Solar Market Insight Report 2017 Year-in-Review from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). read more...
By Adam Gerza
on 3/27/2018
  • energy storage
  • IRS
  • SGIP funds
After a lot of hype and false starts in the residential energy storage market, things are starting to get real. Recent data definitively shows that storage installation volumes are ramping up in the residential segment. According to GTM Research’s latest U.S. Energy Storage Monitor report, residential storage grew 248 percent in 2017 compared to 2016, measured in total megawatts installed. In terms of the number of residential grid-tied storage systems deployed, GTM Research counted 914 in all of 2016, which compares to 2017’s deployments of: 255 systems in Q1, 486 in Q2, 810 in Q3, and 1,516 in Q4. read more...
By Tracy Fosterling
on 2/14/2018
  • customer case study
  • energy solutions
  • solar energy equipment
From cost-effective solar PV and energy efficiency solutions to customized development and consulting services, South Dakota based GenPro Energy Solutions is facilitating renewable energy projects all around the world. Founded in 2003, GenPro established itself initially by focusing on solar water pumping solutions throughout the Dakotas. Fast forward to today, ... read more...
By Tracy Fosterling
on 2/13/2018
  • boston
  • convention
  • solar power
Boston is a historic city known for its red brick buildings, clam chowder, and its undoubtedly loyal Red Sox fans. So, as you can imagine, thousands of people descending upon the city for a solar power convention doesn’t really come to mind when you picture Bean Town. The Energy Toolbase team was one of 80 exhibitors that flooded the Westin Boston Waterfront hotel for Solar Power Northeast, along with more than 1,500 attendees. This year’s convention featured 5 separate tracks of education, including the addition of O&M and energy storage events, along with multiple networking events throughout the day and night. There was a good mix of exhibitors as well, which is probably what made it so intriguing. From solar mounting, software platforms to solar developers and installers, the convention was a one stop shop for solar and storage. read more...