By Barbara Anderson
on 10/25/2017
  • case studies
  • community solar
  • virtual net metering
The number of workers in the solar industry has grown rapidly over the last decade. The Solar Foundation’s National Solar Jobs Census found that the industry added over 51,000 jobs in 2016 alone, finishing the year with a total of over 260,000 solar workers nationwide. One out of every 50 new U.S. jobs came from the solar industry in 2016, with 44 of the 50 states increasing the size of their solar workforce. This massive influx of new workers has created strong demand for education and training. read more...
By Monette Meier
on 9/5/2017
  • energy storage
  • project development
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-cases, more efficiently focus their development resources, and close deals. read more...
By Adam Gerza
on 9/1/2017
  • General Interest
  • solar power international
  • SPI
Our team is getting excited for the upcoming Solar Power International (SPI) conference out in Vegas, which is one of our favorite weeks of the year. This will be our 4th year in a row exhibiting at SPI, which is always a jammed packed week for our team. We love the opportunity to connect in person with our current users and meet new companies and contacts from all over the world. We’ve come a long way since our first SPI back in 2014. At that time, our company had 3 employees and about 50 companies using our software. Fast forward to today and we have 15 employees and over 1,300 active users from leading distributed energy organizations across the country using our application. read more...
By Adam Gerza
on 8/28/2017
  • commercial solar
  • demand charges
  • project development
Two of our country’s top national energy laboratories published an awesome study last month entitled ‘Exploring Demand Charge Savings from Commercial Solar’. This is the second report in a three-part series, which looks at how solar PV reduces demand charges, published collaboratively by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Here are the links to the report: read more...
By Monette Meier
on 8/17/2017
  • case studies
  • interval meter data
  • solar sales proposals
Run on Sun is a residential and commercial solar installation company that was founded in 2006 by a group of businessmen, entrepreneurs, and engineers who wanted to leverage their diverse backgrounds to build a better solar company. Run on Sun was founded in part based on a negative experience one of their friends had after deciding to go solar. After selecting a well-known company, they had to wait a full year for their system to be installed, after which point it didn’t work properly. read more...