News Releases

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...
By CBS Los Angeles
on 9/15/2016
  • solar power
  • solar software
For many, solar power is a lot more than just a ray of hope. No question, there are legitimate benefits to installing solar power in your home. But does that necessarily mean it’s a great idea for one and all? read more...