News Releases

By Solar Builder Magazine
on 6/22/2018
  • solar
  • avoided cost
  • behind the meter
  • solar projects
A good starting point for identifying an advantageous solar market is to look at the average retail cost of electricity. For behind-the-meter (BTM) solar projects, high retail electricity prices enable solar project economics to look more attractive. The opposite is also true. Low prices make it hard for projects to pencil out. This is a primary reason why the Midwest rooftop solar market has lagged behind other regions of the country that have experienced more rapid growth. read more...
By Urjanet
on 6/14/2018
  • solar
  • project analyses
  • interval data
Accuracy is the name of the game in the interactions between solar providers and their customers. The mass market that solar providers need to meet is increasingly risk-averse, so the more that solar projects live up to the expectations they set, the better. Let’s put the microscope on how installers and developers can ensure optimal accuracy in their solar project analyses. read more...
By Solar Novus Today
on 5/23/2018
  • energy storage projects
  • solar savings
  • battery savings
Energy Toolbase, a software platform for modeling the economics of solar and energy storage projects, recently launched a major software update that revolutionizes the platform's energy storage modeling capabilities. The new release enables users to transparently quantify the dollar savings for any type of behind-the-meter (BTM) energy storage project. This empowers developers in both the residential and commercial market to identify the best storage use read more...
By Greentech Media
on 5/23/2018
  • residential solar
  • solar installer
  • solar savings software
The amount of money a company needs to spend in order to sell a residential solar system continues to be a major challenge for the solar industry. In fact, the cost for an installer to acquire a residential customer in the U.S. has actually risen, even while the cost of every other component in the cost stack has plunged. Customer acquisition includes all costs to obtain leads, as well as all sales and marketing costs related to closing a sale. read more...
By Green Button Alliance
on 5/23/2018
  • solar savings software
  • energy storage
  • utility rates
Energy Toolbase (ETB) is an industry-leading software platform for modeling and proposing the economics of solar and energy storage projects. The company's software-as-a-service product is used by distributed energy organizations nationwide to accurately, objectively, and transparently analyze their projects. Since launching less than three years ago, Energy Toolbase has rapidly grown and now serves over a thousand companies, including residential and commercial installers, developers, energy consultants, policy organizations, and utilities. read more...