Blog

By Adam Gerza
on 1/17/2017
  • commercial project financing
  • PACE financing
  • solar sales financing
After a 3-month soft launch, we’re going live on our financing integration with K2 Clean Energy Capital, a leading provider of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) project financing for non-residential solar projects. This integration enables Energy Toolbase users to receive real-time, indicative PACE financing quotes and calculated financing payments for their projects. read more...
By Stefanie Gurski
on 1/4/2017
  • rate design
  • utility rates
Meet Energy Toolbase's utility rates team who track and update rates in over 300 utility territories and all 50 states. read more...
By Adam Gerza
on 10/11/2016
  • avoided cost of solar pv
  • green button data
  • utility savings
Calculating “avoided cost”, which is how much a project saves in dollar terms, is a critical part of the solar project development process. In this video tutorial we look deeply at how avoided cost gets calculated, explaining the difference between how much a customer pays ($/kWh average blended cost) and how much a customer saves ($/kWh average blended savings). read more...
By Adam Gerza
on 8/15/2016
  • net metering 2.0
  • solar pv savings analysis
  • utility rates
Utility rate design is a hot topic. Energy industry trade publications have published a countless number of articles, Op-Ed’s and whitepapers on the issue this year. And it’s pretty much a given that any energy conference these days will have a panel on the topic. Whatever the forum, the subject of rate design always seems to stir up debate. read more...
By Adam Gerza
on 3/14/2016
  • California utility rates
  • NEM 2.0
  • net metering 2.0
  • Solar Sales Software
We’ve been getting a lot of questions on how to model Net Metering version 2 (NEM 2.0) projects, so we figured it was time for blog. A lot of the recent inquiries are coming from our California users, where the Net Metering caps are expected to hit capacity soon. As of March, the PG&E and SDG&E service territories are over 80% of the way towards reaching their cap. While California has been getting most of the attention recently, the mechanics of modeling NEM 2.0 scenarios are fundamentally the same regardless of the state or utility territory. read more...