News Releases

By Tech Crunch
on 12/12/2015
  • solar power
  • solar software
  • utility api
All eyes were on Paris for the at the 2015 U.N. Climate Change Conference. But what if solving the global climate crisis is less about political willpower and of technical know how? Peter Thiel declared the cleantech sector — solar panels, wind turbines, and more — a “disaster” in 2011. But today, the solar industry employs 174,000 people, more than Google, Apple, Facebook and Twitter combined, and job growth is 20 times higher than the rest of the U.S. economy. read more...
By Clean Technica
on 11/13/2015
  • solar installers
  • solar economics
California residential solar installers may be using a flawed approach to calculating and presenting the economics of solar projects and not even know it. Earlier this year the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) finalized and approved the biggest reforms to residential electric rates in a decade. These structural changes to rate design change the value proposition of a solar project, but are not likely being accounted for in the modeling. read more...
By PV Magazine
on 10/24/2015
  • energy storage
  • green button data
Energy Toolbase, the maker of an industry leading software platform for analyzing and proposing the economics of distributed energy projects, has joined the Green Button Alliance (GBA). The Green Button Alliance is an industry-led organization comprised of leading utilities, innovative third-party application providers, and other stakeholders that work to foster the development and wide-spread adoption of the Green Button energy-data usage standard. The Green Button standard enables utilities to provide electricity, natural gas, and water customers with easy, secure access to their own detailed energy- or water-usage data and allows them to authorize innovative applications to leverage those data in a format that is standardized across different utilities—transforming the way people and companies access and manage resource usage. read more...
By Forbes
on 10/1/2015
  • energy storage
  • energy savings
  • solar savings software
Observers of the storage industry are noticing a steady and encouraging trend: the industry is growing quite rapidly –albeit from a relatively small base. The most recent numbers available show that in the second quarter of 2015, nearly 41 megawatts (MW) of storage were deployed in the U.S. Of this, about five MW were behind the meter at the customer site, an eleven-fold increase over Q2 of 2014. read more...
By Greentech Media
on 9/17/2015
  • PACE financing
  • solar financing
PACE Equity announced $200 million in new financing for commercial PACE projects, which provides property-assessed clean energy financing for commercial projects. It is also looking to expand its team into Texas, Michigan and more cities in California. read more...