By: Phil Villagomez

Energy Chat With Matt Belasco of Pittsburg USD

Phil Villagomez here, welcoming you to the inaugural edition of TerraVerde’s “Energy Chat Blog.” I recently had the privilege of interviewing Matt Belasco of Pittsburg Unified School District, and I cannot think of a better leader to interview for this …

Utility Rate Hikes And The Impact On California School Districts

While many of us have been ringing in the new year, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and other state utilities have been ringing in significant new rate hikes.  PG&E has announced utility rate hikes of 13%, a slight relief …

An Emerging Threat to Solar Savings for Schools

Does your school district have active solar PV systems?  If so, you will want to be aware of this new threat to your project’s long-term savings.

For many California school districts, the investments they have made in deploying solar PV …

Deadline Approaching for Valuable DOE Grant Program

The Department of Energy is seeking applications for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program (EECBG).  The program has been funded with $550,000,000 and will consist of both formula and competitive grants.

Formula grants are issued to states each …

Flooding

Possible Flooding in California And Potential Impacts To Energy Infrastructure

Panel Discussion (Webinar): Tuesday, May 16th @ 11 AM

Several regions in California are preparing for potential flooding, relative to the wet winter and significant snowpack levels. These flood events could have significant impacts on energy infrastructure such as solar …

CARB Adopts Advanced Clean Fleets Regulation

Today, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) formally adopted the Advanced Clean Fleets (ACF) regulation which requires a swift and complete shift away from conventional vehicles to Zero-Emission Vehicles (ZEV) for public agency fleets (among others).

CARB’s Advanced Clean Fleet

CASBO 2023 Annual Conference

TerraVerde is pleased to announce that we are proudly sponsoring and attending CASBO’s 2022 Annual Conference & California School Business Expo, April 4-7 at the Long Beach Convention Center. We look forward to another fantastic event and would welcome the …

Are Solar PPAs Forever?

Forever is a very long time.  And as we all know, time has a way of changing things.  Time has certainly done a number on the solar industry, as can be seen in the many advances in module and inverter …

Calculating Solar & Battery Savings

Organizations that deploy solar PV systems and battery energy storage systems usually do so for many reasons including sustainability goals and demonstrating environmental stewardship. However, the chief reason for adopting solar and battery solutions is often anticipated energy cost savings. …

Best Practices in Solar PV Asset Management: Dedicated System Monitoring

For owners and site hosts of solar PV systems, rapid detection and resolution of performance impacting events can provide cost saving benefits that are essential to the success of solar distributed energy resources.  Given the nature of commercial and industrial …