News Releases

By Renewable Energy World
on 9/28/2018
  • commercial solar
  • solar financing
  • solar software
Small commercial solar finance is an active market with a range of established financing providers. This runs contrary to the widely-held belief in the industry that small commercial is “undeserved.” read more...
By EnergPort
on 9/21/2018
  • solar power
  • energy storage
The iconic state of the art Mary Pickford Theater today hosted a “Flip the Switch” event, showcasing a Self-Sustaining Renewable Energy plant consisting of a 620 kW roof mounted solar system paired with a 1,000 kw/hour energy storage system. Energport, Inc., a California based energy storage company, supplied the energy storage system designed to charge solar energy produced during the daytime and discharge the stored energy during the nighttime. Energport leverages automotive grade battery modules utilizing lithium-iron phosphate chemistry for maximum safety and reliability. read more...
By Solar Power World
on 9/20/2018
  • energy storage
  • storage deployments
  • residential storage
The residential energy storage market is continuing to ramp up on a hockey-stick shaped growth trajectory. According to Wood Mackenzie’s Q3 2018 U.S. Energy Storage Monitor report, the residential segment added 57.5 MWh of storage capacity nationwide last quarter, which is more than the 39.8 MWh installed all last year. The report also shows that California continues to be the leading state for storage deployments in the residential sector. read more...
By Inc Magazine
on 8/20/2018
  • SaaS
  • startup
  • business
I founded a software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider that operates in the clean tech industry a little over four years ago. We specialize in modeling and proposing the economics of solar and energy storage projects. We've been fortunate to have strong and consistent growth since the start and have roughly doubled our revenues every year since inception while growing our headcount from one to 25 employees. When I launched the company initially, I'd never worked for a software company before, let alone started one myself. I had taught myself to code online just a couple of years prior. I didn't know about best practices for launching and growing a SaaS startup. read more...
By Solar Power World
on 7/11/2018
  • energy storage
  • energy storage financing
  • battery analysis
The challenge in financing energy storage is getting someone else to own it. Cost and availability of financing, in general, are directly tied to risk. The ample amount of capital looking to invest in energy looks for proven and simple. Storage is neither. Utilities’ defensive tariff filings are spurring market interest in the technology, but financing is still looking at it with lab coats on, and some people feel it will be that way for a long time. read more...