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By Tracy Fosterling
on 5/19/2020
  • green button data
  • interval data
  • solar modeling software
We just updated the instructions on downloading your Green Button Data from all three of California's investor-owned utilities; Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), Southern California Edison (SCE), and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E). read more...
By Tracy Fosterling
on 5/7/2020
  • commercial storage
  • energy storage
  • storage modeling
Energy Toolbase co-sponsored and presented on the California Solar and Storage Association's (CALSSA) last part of its Professional Development Series 'Designing and Selling C&I Solar and Storage' webinar. Our presentation was titled 'Commercial Solar + Storage Modeling Best Practices'. This presentation also went in-depth into rate switchings and selecting the ... read more...
By Erin Christensen
on 5/1/2020
  • pacific gas and electric
  • rate increase
  • utility rates
Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), one of California’s big three investor-owned utilities (IOUs), increased its existing electric rates and implemented additional ones on May 1, 2020. With this increase, PG&E forecasts a $770 million increase to its electric revenue. According to the Advice Letter 5661-E-A , this results in an ... read more...
By Tracy Fosterling
on 5/1/2020
  • california storage
  • energy storage
  • nem paired storage
All 3 of California’s investor-owned utilities (IOU’s) are now officially accepting energy storage net metering (NEM paired storage) applications. This permits eligible solar + storage systems to export storage to the grid, given the battery charges entirely from solar. We presented with Brad Heavner, Policy Director at California Solar and ... read more...
By Tracy Fosterling
on 4/27/2020
  • General Interest
  • NABCEP training
  • solar training
The world is currently navigating through some pretty uncertain times. As COVID-19 continues to dismantle the economy and force many companies to lay off or furlough employees, supporting those in the solar industry is more important than ever. We are seeing unprecedented changes within our industry that, while temporary, are ... read more...