News Releases

By Solar Builder Mag
on 9/1/2017
  • solar software
  • solar power international
Energy Toolbase is launching its cool new energy storage software update at SPI this year. This update enables users to model and optimize the economics for any type of behind-the-meter energy storage project. Users can objectively and transparently model energy storage systems from different vendors, utilizing any type of control strategy, including “peak-demand shaving,” “Time-of-use (TOU) arbitrage,” and “self-consumption” strategies. Take it for a live demo test-drive. Booth 608. read more...
By Clean Technica
on 8/23/2017
  • energy storage
  • energy storage modeling
Storage has long been hailed as the holy grail of the renewable energy market, as it allows for a greater integration of technologies like solar PV and wind into the electrical grid. So, a lot of people have asked why energy storage hasn’t taken off in a more substantial fashion and at a more rapid pace, and many would agree that one of the issues is the bankability of energy storage technology. read more...
By Solar Power World
on 8/8/2017
  • energy storage
  • residential energy storage
It may be surprising to know that the vast majority 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 read more...
By Run on Sun
on 7/18/2017
  • NEM 2.0
  • net metering
  • energy savings
Net Energy Metering 2.0, or NEM 2.0 for short, is now the law of the land, at least in SCE territory. So what does that really mean for potential solar clients? Here’s the scoop… NEM 2.0 brings three changes to how new solar clients will be treated by SCE (customers of PWP, LADWP, or any other muni utility are unaffected). Let’s take a quick run through each one: read more...
By Renewable Energy World
on 7/18/2017
  • solar software
  • solar analysis software
  • solar savings software
The market for solar PV design software has opened up significantly in the past five years. New offerings have taken off in that time, and they range from fully integrated systems offering one-stop functionality, to niche services that are hyper-focused on one segment of the design process. Yet a huge amount of growth is still to come for these software systems and much of that growth will hinge on which systems users are choosing today, how they choose those systems, and the delivery mechanism for software options in the future. read more...