News Releases

By Solar Power World
on 8/8/2017
  • energy storage
  • residential energy storage
It may be surprising to know that the vast majority of California homeowners buying energy storage systems today are not doing so to save money. In other words, they are not trying to reduce their utility bill or get a return on investment, like they do from a rooftop solar system. Instead, most storage systems today are being bought and sold based on the promise of back-up power or energy independence from the utility. The primary reason for this is that the avoided cost read more...
By Run on Sun
on 7/18/2017
  • NEM 2.0
  • net metering
  • energy savings
Net Energy Metering 2.0, or NEM 2.0 for short, is now the law of the land, at least in SCE territory. So what does that really mean for potential solar clients? Here’s the scoop… NEM 2.0 brings three changes to how new solar clients will be treated by SCE (customers of PWP, LADWP, or any other muni utility are unaffected). Let’s take a quick run through each one: read more...
By Renewable Energy World
on 7/18/2017
  • solar software
  • solar analysis software
  • solar savings software
The market for solar PV design software has opened up significantly in the past five years. New offerings have taken off in that time, and they range from fully integrated systems offering one-stop functionality, to niche services that are hyper-focused on one segment of the design process. Yet a huge amount of growth is still to come for these software systems and much of that growth will hinge on which systems users are choosing today, how they choose those systems, and the delivery mechanism for software options in the future. read more...
By Solar Builder Magazine
on 7/1/2017
  • utility rates
  • rate tariffs
  • energy storage
At the heart of a solar + storage system is a battery, but that heart can't beat without it's brain - the software layer telling it how to operate. For you customers, regardless of battery manufacturer, the software brain is driven by three possible value streams. Peak Demand shaving. This is a commercial project value. Time of Use (TOU). Discharging on-peak and recharging off-peak. Self-Consumption. Pairing storage with solar and setting it not to export to the grid read more...
By Solar Power World
on 6/19/2017
  • solar software
  • solar savings software
As the solar industry matures, it finds better ways to do things. Many solar-specific software options are coming to the market with the promise of reducing costs, improving accuracy and allowing the industry to scale. Here are some types of solar software, according to a vendor chart produced by emergence Capital a few years ago. This is by no means a be all, end all list (as some of these companies have merged, changed names or left the market), and new software options are constantly coming to the market. read more...