News Releases

By Sustainable Capital Finance
on 5/18/2017
  • C&I solar
  • commercial solar
  • avoided cost analysis
The C&I solar sector is maturing and with it, third-party ownership is on the rise. A critical component to design and diligence of a third party owned commercial solar system is the avoided cost analysis (ACA). In order to discern a fair and beneficial PPA rate for the off-taker and estimate customer savings, the ACA must be accurate and dependable.It would to be easy if customers were charged a flat fee per kilowatt-hour for their electricity usage. As long as the PPA rate was read more...
By Solar Novus Today
on 4/24/2017
  • solar design
  • solar layout
  • solar design software
The many PV design solutions on the market today go beyond simply taking the guesswork out of laying out a photovoltaic system or solar plant. Many have similar features, such as taking shade into account in energy production modeling. Yet others provide more robust designs and reports such as those including bankability details, full sales proposals, a complete bill of materials. Today it's common for software to be cloud-based, and many come with a free trial period. read more...
By PV Magazine
on 4/24/2017
  • solar proposal software
  • solar software
Few people have been more outspoken as advocates of the U.S. solar industry than Yann Brandt. This includes being one of the early voices calling for a campaign to extend the federal Investment Tax Credit, which ultimately succeeded at the end of 2015. But in addition to his advocacy and role as a solar executive at multiple companies, Brandt is also a media entrepreneur, including publishing the highly influential solar newsletter SolarWakeup. read more...
By EnergyWakeUp
on 4/24/2017
  • solar software
  • solar proposal software
This week I spent time with John Gurski, the young and hungry CEO of Energy Toolbase. While I was familiar with Energy Toolbase COO, Adam Gerza, I had not met John yet and was surprised to find out he was based in South Florida. So I made the drive to join him and some of his team at their offices. read more...
By Civic Solar
on 3/23/2017
  • energy storage
  • residential energy storage
With energy storage installations growing at breakneck speeds (100% growth in US installed capacity in 2016), solar installers far and wide are exploring how to best incorporate energy storage in their service offering. Because the product and installation costs are dropping steadily for energy storage many industry experts feel it will follow solar’s rapid growth. National installers such as SunPower, Tesla (SolarCity), and SunRun sell energy storage solutions and all signs point to consumer demand increasing. While selling energy storage is different than solar, independent solar contractors can seamlessly integrate energy storage into their residential solar business. read more...