In: Asset Management

Understanding Your NEM (Solar) True-Up Bills

The excitement and satisfaction of seeing those low electricity bills after the commissioning of a solar project can give way to shock and fear when you receive the first annual net energy metering (NEM) true-up bill. You might find yourself …

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. …

$50 Million In Savings & Counting

Solar PV & battery energy storage systems are able to generate incredible financial benefits through both cost savings and revenue opportunities. However, given the technical nature of the operating profiles of these technologies and the complex utility billing arrangements associated …

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 …

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Wildfire Ash Impacts on Solar PV Systems

For organizations in California with solar PV systems, “soiling” can be a constant battle.  Solar panels only work at peak efficiency when their surface area is clean and free of build-up, allowing full absorption of solar irradiance. Soiling buildup reduces …

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 …

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 …