News Releases

By Civic Solar
on 6/27/2019
  • solar power
  • solar installer
Without question national solar installers such as SolarCity (now Tesla), SunRun, Sungevity, and SunPower deserve significant credit for the proliferation of residential solar. From 2012 to 2016 residential solar grew by more than 50% annually, and the top 5 installers have more than 50% market share. They used aggressive marketing campaigns and third party financing products to make average Americans (with FICO scores 680+) comfortable with rooftop solar. However, recently Andrew Bebe beautifully explained why the “long tail” (small regional solar installers, roofers, plumbers, electricians, general contractors) will dominate residential solar in the future. Independent contractors should be very confident their solar installation businesses are competitive with national solar installers and that their businesses are the future of residential solar. read more...
By Solar Power World
on 3/28/2019
  • energy storage savings
  • Southern California Edison
  • TOU rates
A historic thing happened earlier this month for residential energy storage economics. For the first time ever, the project economics of a solar-plus-storage project operated in time-of-use (TOU) arbitrage mode, beat the economics of a standalone solar PV project. This noteworthy occurrence happened in the Southern California Edison (SCE) service territory when SCE implemented its new TOU rate structures on March 1, 2019. read more...
By PV Magazine
on 3/12/2019
  • energy storage
  • energy storage solutions
  • solar software
Financial modeling software provider Energy Toolbase will integrate Stem’s energy storage modeling software to help communicate the economic benefits of storage at customer sites. read more...
By Solar Power World
on 3/12/2019
  • energy storage
  • solar software
  • energy storage solutions
Energy Toolbase now includes Stem. This addition gives project developers who use Energy Toolbase the opportunity to design and deploy solar-plus-storage solutions based on Stem’s industry-leading energy storage controls. read more...
By Solar Builder Magazine
on 3/12/2019
  • solar + storage software
  • energy storage
  • energy storage solutions
Energy Toolbase sent word that its solar + storage design software now includes the services of Stem, Inc., the world leader in Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven energy storage. With this integration, distributed energy providers can simulate project performance, analyze financial returns and develop sales proposals informed by Stem’s Athena AI platform and rich operating experience. read more...