News Releases

By Civic Solar
on 3/23/2017
  • energy storage
  • residential energy storage
With energy storage installations growing at breakneck speeds (100% growth in US installed capacity in 2016), solar installers far and wide are exploring how to best incorporate energy storage in their service offering. Because the product and installation costs are dropping steadily for energy storage many industry experts feel it will follow solar’s rapid growth. National installers such as SunPower, Tesla (SolarCity), and SunRun sell energy storage solutions and all signs point to consumer demand increasing. While selling energy storage is different than solar, independent solar contractors can seamlessly integrate energy storage into their residential solar business. read more...
By Pay Stand
on 3/23/2017
  • solar software
  • utility rates
  • solar developers
In the digital age, companies are continually seeking innovative solutions to boost profits, increase systems efficiency, and achieve greater customer outreach. With heightened public awareness around renewable energy and stricter environmental regulations, solar energy is increasing both in value and demand. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association®, solar energy has experienced a compound annual growth rate of more than 60% in the last decade, largely due to the Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC). Today, nearly 209,000 Americans work in the solar industry, and that number is expected to increase to more than 360,000 workers by 2021. read more...
By Solar Power World
on 3/13/2017
  • solar design
  • solar design layout
  • design tool
Energy Toolbase announces today that they have gone live on their integration with HelioScope by Folsom Labs, the industry-leading solar photovoltaic (PV) system design tool that integrates system layout and performance modeling to simplify the process of engineering and selling solar projects. This integration allows users to fully leverage both best-in-class software tools in conjunction with one another, for their solar project development activities. read more...
By Net Zero Solar
on 3/6/2017
  • Net metering
  • solar installers
  • energy credit
It’s been almost a month since the Arizona Corporation Commission concluded their investigation into the value and cost of distributed generation by voting 4–1 to end net metering as we know it. The simple policy of one-to-one credit of net metering will be replaced with a scheme that includes no banking of energy credits, and a steadily-dropping compensation for any energy that homeowners send back to the grid. read more...
By North American Clean Energy
on 1/15/2017
  • energy storage
  • solar analysis software
It’s inevitable that energy storage will be a huge market opportunity in the future. Knowing the numerous benefits storage can deliver, it’s easy to envision how batteries will ultimately transform the grid as we know it today. But the market has not yet come to fruition, and it’s fair to say most predictions have been overly optimistic as to when it will really take off. Arguably, a few things must happen for the storage market to scale up, and how to know when we’ve truly hit the tipping-point. read more...