By: David Burdick

Important New Updates To California’s SGIP (Battery) Incentive

With the advent of the wildfire driven Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events, California has made several important new changes to the Self Generation Incentive Program (SGIP), a rebate program that incentivizes the deployment of (among other technologies) battery energy …

A Smart Backup Power Option for Cities, Schools, and Water Agencies

For the second time in the past two weeks, homes and businesses in California are without power. The prospect of continued Public Safety Power Shutoff events are leaving communities wondering how they can manage through outages that could last for …

Funding Opportunity for Public Agencies in High Fire Threat Areas

In light of the increasing risk of wildfires and continuing in its commitment to equity, California has modified an incentive program in manner that will support the deployment of energy storage systems for electricity customers in high fire threat regions

The Devil is in the Detail: Solar Project Contract Risks

Earlier this year, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power signed a record-breaking deal for the cheapest solar plus energy storage project. With reduced pricing and rising sustainability standards, public agencies and commercial enterprises are turning to solar & …

The Market for California Solar RECs is Heating Up

Whether you own your solar projects or the projects are owned by a third-party, your organization may have the opportunity to capitalize on an additional revenue opportunity from these existing systems. When properly managed, each megawatt hour of solar energy …

Top 3 Risks for Organizations that Have Solar

Earlier this year, the Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA) announced that the U.S. is now home to over 2 million solar (PV) installations. What is even more incredible, is that this announcement came only three years after the industry …

Solar Requires A Completely Different Dashboard

I recently had the opportunity to drive Tesla’s new Model 3. Self-driving, lightning fast, and ninja quiet, it is truly a completely different driving experience. One of the most noticeable differences from the driver’s seat is the dashboard. When you …

Is It Time To Buyout Your Solar PPA

It’s been more than ten years since the passage of the California Solar Initiative (CSI) and Federal Solar Tax Credit legislation. Since then, public & private entities across California have deployed solar as a part of their sustainability and energy …

The Top 5 Ways Solar Owners Lose Money

How much money did you lose last year on your solar investment?

In California alone, we’ve seen 21 gigawatts of solar (photovoltaic) installed, representing $42.7 billion in capital investments. The deployment of these systems is only the first step in …