By: David Burdick

Commercial Batteries

The Latest on California’s SGIP Battery Incentive

After weeks of rolling blackouts and another wave of Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) Events, Californian’s are once again reminded of their need for backup power. As independent energy advisors, TerraVerde is supporting water agencies, transit agencies, schools, local governments, …

The Technical & Financial Performance of a Facility Microgrid

In our previous TerraBlog post on microgrids, Sizing and Modeling the Performance of a Microgrid, we presented the methodology and tools we deploy for resiliency needs. For this fifth installment in our microgrid blog post series, we present the …

Increasing The Speed & Scale of Energy Resiliency Programs

In response to the emergence of Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events, CCAs and communities are exploring paths to increase community resiliency through deploying islandable solar PV plus battery energy storage systems (micro-grids) at critical facilities and community resiliency centers.  …

Evaluating the Potential of a Microgrid

In anticipation for upcoming power shutoff events by utility operators to mitigate the risk of wild fires, many public agencies are evaluating the potential of deploying facility level microgrids to avoid operational downtime. Microgrids combine solar PV and battery energy …

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 …