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By Adam Gerza
on 9/20/2018
  • energy storage
  • project development
  • TOU rates
Homeowners are installing energy storage systems (ESS) in their homes for different reasons. The residential energy storage market is continuing to ramp up on a hockey-stick shaped growth trajectory. According to Wood Mackenzie’s Q3 2018 U.S. Energy Storage Monitor report, the residential segment added 57.5 MWh of storage capacity nationwide last quarter, which is more than the 39.8 MWh installed all last year. The report also shows that California continues to be the leading state for storage deployments in the residential sector. read more...
By John Gurski
on 8/17/2018
  • customer service
  • General Interest
  • solar software
I founded a software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider that operates in the clean tech industry a little over four years ago. We specialize in modeling and proposing the economics of solar and energy storage projects. We've been fortunate to have strong and consistent growth since the start and have roughly doubled our revenues every year since inception while growing our headcount from one to 25 employees. read more...
By Tracy Fosterling
on 7/3/2018
  • General Interest
  • intersolar
  • 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
  • nonprofits
  • project development
  • solar installing
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
  • project development
  • SGIP
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...