Net Energy Metering (NEM) is the utility program which enables on-site (or behind the meter) energy installations (like solar) to
Some Customers Are Upside-Down On Their Solar Agreements Solar PV systems have become a go-to resource for lowering energy costs
1.1 GW of New Distributed Solar is Installed in California Each Year Electricity customers in California’s Investor-Owned Utility markets have
The aftermath of the 2021 Polar Vortex (power outages, water safety issues, and the tragic loss of life) has left
Organizations that deploy solar PV systems and battery energy storage systems usually do so for many reasons including sustainability goals
Solar PV & battery energy storage systems are able to generate incredible financial benefits through both cost savings and revenue
As part of a wider stimulus package, congress passed a bill on December 21, 2020 that included a substantial extension
For owners and site hosts of solar PV systems, rapid detection and resolution of performance impacting events can provide cost
Given the amount of activity we are seeing with California's Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP), TerraVerde is providing regular updates on
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With the proliferation of climate induced power outages and Utility initiated Power Safety Power Shutoff events (PSPS), many public agencies
Picture orange sky over San Francisco during wildfires
For organizations in California with solar PV systems, “soiling” can be a constant battle.  Solar panels only work at peak
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After weeks of rolling blackouts and another wave of Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) Events, Californian’s are once again reminded
TerraVerde Energy closely tracks the status of the Self Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) program and the CPUC’s allocation of funding
In our previous TerraBlog post on microgrids, Sizing and Modeling the Performance of a Microgrid, we presented the methodology and
In response to the emergence of Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events, CCAs and communities are exploring paths to increase
In our previous TerraBlog post on microgrids, Technical Challenges & Solutions for Facility Microgrids, we share some technical considerations in
Many public agencies and commercial enterprises have deployed solar and battery systems in order to reduce their energy costs and
In our previous articles, we provided an introduction to our approach to developing an energy procurement strategy for the California
In our TerraBlog series on microgrids, we are exploring some of the key market and technical considerations for evaluating and
In our introductory article, we provided an overview of our approach to developing an energy strategy for the California High
In anticipation for upcoming power shutoff events by utility operators to mitigate the risk of wild fires, many public agencies
In light of electrification plans, renewable energy targets, and ever increasing costs, developing a smart energy strategy continues to be
With the advent of the wildfire driven Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events, California has made several important new changes
California’s Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing program (SOMAH) is the nation’s largest investment in solar photovoltaic (PV) for low-income residential
For the second time in the past two weeks, homes and businesses in California are without power. The prospect of
In our previous TerraBlog post, How CCAs can partner with their NEM customers to reduce their Resource Adequacy costs with
In light of the increasing risk of wildfires and continuing in its commitment to equity, California has modified an incentive
Earlier this year, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power signed a record-breaking deal for the cheapest solar plus
Whether you own your solar projects or the projects are owned by a third-party, your organization may have the opportunity
In our previous TerraBlog post, “How CCAs can model and deploy battery energy storage and DERs”, we shared a case
Earlier this year, the Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA) announced that the U.S. is now home to over 2 million
In our previous TerraBlog post, How batteries can reduce CCAs GHG emissions, we shared the process of modeling the impact
Have you ever had a surplus solar generation problem? Have you ever wished for a flatter load curve? Do you
In our previous TerraBlog post, How CCAs can model and deploy DERs, we shared the process and results for modeling
You may wonder what the best, most effective way is to lower your energy costs. The answer is a comprehensive
With the rapid emergence of community choice energy agencies (CCAs) throughout the state, California schools, municipalities and other public agencies
I recently had the opportunity to drive Tesla’s new Model 3. Self-driving, lightning fast, and ninja quiet, it is truly
It’s been more than ten years since the passage of the California Solar Initiative (CSI) and Federal Solar Tax Credit
How much money did you lose last year on your solar investment? In California alone, we’ve seen 21 gigawatts of
Imagine this. You are hired as an intern for a local government agency and tasked with creating an inventory of
As SCE continues to increase the demand charge component of TOU rate structures, public agencies in SCE territory are considering
The California Division of the State Architect recently notified school districts and solar contractors of three instances where solar panels
Earlier this week, the Governor signed, AB 110, legislation that extends Prop 39: the Clean Energy Jobs Act, indefinitely. If
As the Asset Management Services provider for hundreds of solar PV and energy storage systems, we’ve seen just about everything.
The first number is $10,300,000, the amount of money our clients have saved on their electricity bills since one of our

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