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 agenciesRead more.
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 beRead more.
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 changesRead more.
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 residentialRead more.
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 ofRead more.
Economic Impact to a CCAs Resource Adequacy costs with energy storage systems and NEM customers
In our previous TerraBlog post, How CCAs can partner with their NEM customers to reduce their Resource Adequacy costs withRead more.
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 incentiveRead more.
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 plusRead more.
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 opportunityRead more.
Battery Energy Storage Systems and CCA NEM Customers
In our previous TerraBlog post, “How CCAs can model and deploy battery energy storage and DERs”, we shared a caseRead more.
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 millionRead more.
How CCAs can partner with their NEM customers to reduce their Resource Adequacy costs with energy storage systems
In our previous TerraBlog post, How batteries can reduce CCAs GHG emissions, we shared the process of modeling the impactRead more.
DER Rate Design: Customer Programs as a Procurement Resource
Have you ever had a surplus solar generation problem? Have you ever wished for a flatter load curve? Do youRead more.
How battery energy storage systems can reduce CCAs GHG emissions
In our previous TerraBlog post, How CCAs can model and deploy DERs, we shared the process and results for modelingRead more.
How Energy Master Planning Keeps your Energy Costs Down
You may wonder what the best, most effective way is to lower your energy costs. The answer is a comprehensiveRead more.
How CCAs can model and deploy battery energy storage systems and DERs
With the rapid emergence of community choice energy agencies (CCAs) throughout the state, California schools, municipalities and other public agenciesRead more.
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 trulyRead more.
Is It Time To Buyout Your Solar PPA
It’s been more than ten years since the passage of the California Solar Initiative (CSI) and Federal Solar Tax CreditRead more.
The Top 5 Ways Solar Owners Lose Money
How much money did you lose last year on your solar investment? In California alone, we’ve seen 21 gigawatts ofRead more.
City Loses Thousands. Discovered Their Solar Was Off For 3 Years.
Imagine this. You are hired as an intern for a local government agency and tasked with creating an inventory ofRead more.
New Sources of Revenue and Cost Savings for Water Agencies, Schools and Other Public Agencies Using Battery Storage
As SCE continues to increase the demand charge component of TOU rate structures, public agencies in SCE territory are consideringRead more.
Urgent: DSA Says To Do a Solar Panel Safety Check
The California Division of the State Architect recently notified school districts and solar contractors of three instances where solar panelsRead more.
Prop 39 Deadline Gets Extended and How to Get Ready for Summer 2018 Construction
Earlier this week, the Governor signed, AB 110, legislation that extends Prop 39: the Clean Energy Jobs Act, indefinitely. IfRead more.
Four examples of why you need Solar Asset Management
As the Asset Management Services provider for hundreds of solar PV and energy storage systems, we’ve seen just about everything.Read more.