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By Tracy Fosterling
on 6/6/2019
  • California solar
  • cca
  • community choice energy
If you’ve been paying attention to what’s happening in California’s solar market in the slightest bit over the past 10 years, you’re somewhat familiar with community choice aggregation (CCA). Since Marion County launched the first CCA program in 2010, the adaptation from several other counties soon followed. There are now ... read more...
By Tracy Fosterling
on 5/21/2019
  • energy storage market
  • hawaii solar
  • nem
Hawaii is one of many states that have set a sizable renewable energy goal, with hopes of reaching 100% renewable by 2045. This goal is not out of reach by any means, in fact, some islands are predicting that they may even reach that goal before 2045. Another big milestone ... read more...
By Erin Christensen
on 5/14/2019
  • grandfathering
  • nem
  • TOU rates
Grandfathering protections for solar customers has become a hot topic over the last few years as utilities around the country have continued to change their rate design structures and Net Energy Metering (NEM) frameworks. In this blog I’m going to discuss all aspects of grandfathering for solar customers, which can ... read more...
By Tracy Fosterling, Tim Swaney
on 5/2/2019
  • interval data
  • solar modeling software
  • utilityAPI
Retrieving and obtaining data from a utility can be difficult and time-consuming, but completely necessary in accurately modeling solar + storage projects. It varies from utility to utility, and when you’re a developer, working on several projects, retrieving data for each project can take days, even weeks. If you’re going ... read more...
By Tracy Fosterling
on 4/17/2019
  • hawaii
  • hawaii solar
  • office opening
We’ve officially said Aloha and opened our new Energy Toolbase office in Honolulu, Hawaii. This office opening has been a long time coming for our team, with the planning process of more than a year and we couldn’t be more excited to have a designated team to help support new, growing markets around the world. read more...