U.S Department of Energy SunShot Initiative Award Helping Commercial Buildings Get the Most from their Solar Investments

The U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative has awarded funding to EdgePower and Clean Power Research to develop technology that will help commercial buildings maximize the financial return of their solar PV investments. By integrating solar forecast technology from Clean Power Research into EdgePower’s building load controller, customers will be able to reduce demand charges … Continued

Tucson Electric Power innovation makes utility-owned solar accessible for all

As solar has gained popularity, some utilities are getting into the business by offering residential customers utility-owned solar. This is often a good option for homeowners who want to save money on their utility bills with minimal out-of-pocket costs and freedom from maintenance worries. Utilities also benefit from owning distributed solar resources, which become part … Continued

Infographic: 5 Characteristics of Great Utility Customer Engagement

Industry research indicates that utilities that successfully educate their customers about their energy options will be positioned to survive and thrive, even as the industry evolves. Here’s how utilities can get the most from their customer engagement. Want to learn more about WattPlan? Click here.

Solar Power International 2015: Solar in Disneyland

Disneyland provided the backdrop for the Solar Power International (SPI) conference in Anaheim this year. As the biggest solar-focused conference in the U.S., exhibiting at SPI provides a great opportunity to find out firsthand what is on the mind of the industry—that is, when we’re not having fun with our friends at Disney California Adventure. … Continued

Tapping the win-win-win of rate reform

Utilities nationwide are adding variety to residential electric rate plans and reconsidering how to value rooftop solar. Rate changes being considered include demand charges and net metering “2.0” policies that provide customers less than full retail credit. These changes have many questioning whether rooftop solar can continue its tremendous growth. While solar alone may be … Continued