News Releases

By Solar Power World
on 5/17/2018
  • solar software
  • solar economics
  • software integrations
When solar software tools integrate well with each other, they can help solar contractors work more easily and efficiently—and thus bring in more business to software companies. read more...
By Greentech Media
on 5/8/2018
  • utility rates
  • solar software
  • solar software solutions
Based on the survey, understanding utility rates is a top priority for the solar industry. The majority of respondents (60 percent) said Excel spreadsheets are how they keep track of utility rates. Energy Toolbase was the next most popular software platform among survey takers (18 percent), followed by UtilityAPI (10 percent). read more...
By Urjanet
on 4/27/2018
  • solar financial analysis
  • solar calculation software
  • utility rates
In any other industry, nine years of service would designate a greenhorn, but in solar it is the term of a veteran in the industry. My exposure to the world of solar began when shifting from traditional contracting to overseeing solar installations in Ontario’s green energy market in 2009. Since then, I have enjoyed serving over 1,000 different installations across both Canada and the United States and am currently a founding partner at, a firm supplying local and regional solar integrators with access to solar finance and development funds in the US. read more...
By Digital Journal
on 4/27/2018
  • utility rates
  • energy storage
  • grid demand
  • California
Key energy and technology industry players convened at the Cove at UC Irvine to discuss changes and the future of electricity rates for Californians. Renewable energy, efforts to alleviate peak grid demand and energy storage were hot topics at the event. The two-hour lunch and learn was hosted by Sustain OC. read more...
By Run on Sun
on 4/10/2018
  • electric savings
  • electric bill
  • solar savings
We hear it all the time: “My electric bill is so high, I just want to stick it to [insert name of utility here]! Can solar help?” Now we are in the business of selling and installing solar, so our preferred answer is, “Of Course!" But that is not always the answer we end up giving. So Part 1 of this three-part series focuses on that electric bill to answer a few questions first: 1) How high is it? 2) What can you do to make it lower - pre-solar? And 3) Is your home even a good candidate for going solar? Let’s look at each in turn… read more...