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Sizing and Modeling the Performance of a Microgrid

In our previous TerraBlog post on microgrids, Technical Challenges & Solutions for Facility Microgrids, we share some technical considerations in analyzing a microgrid. This post is part four of our microgrid blog post series and presents a methodology for …

Revenue Opportunities for Existing Solar and Battery Systems

Many public agencies and commercial enterprises have deployed solar and battery systems in order to reduce their energy costs and meet their sustainability goals. While many are familiar with the cost savings benefits of these technologies, fewer are familiar with …

Building A Smart Energy Strategy: Optimizing Energy Procurement Plans

In our previous articles, we provided an introduction to our approach to developing an energy procurement strategy for the California High-Speed Rail System (HSR), as well as a detailed exploration of our methodology in building an energy use model. …

Technical Challenges & Solutions for Facility Microgrids

In our TerraBlog series on microgrids, we are exploring some of the key market and technical considerations for evaluating and deploying solar PV and battery energy storage integrated systems that can provide back up power in the event of an …

Building a Smart Energy Strategy: Modeling Energy Usage

In our introductory article, we provided an overview of our approach to developing an energy strategy for the California High Speed Rail System (HSR). In part two of this three part series, we will explore how TerraVerde applied physics …

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 …

Building a Smart Energy Strategy: An Introduction

In light of electrification plans, renewable energy targets, and ever increasing costs, developing a smart energy strategy continues to be among the top priorities for many teams. In addition, emerging concerns around energy resiliency & reliability are pulling groups into …

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 …

SOMAH Incentive for Solar on Affordable Housing

California’s Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing program (SOMAH) is the nation’s largest investment in solar photovoltaic (PV) for low-income residential properties. It presents a tremendous funding opportunity for property owners to install subsidized solar PV systems, and a significant opportunity …

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 …