Our top 3 in 2014

In 2014, we covered a wide range of topics on the Clean Power Research blog, from the differences between solar resource datasets, to deep dives into value of solar calculations. The top three posts of the year followed suit, reflecting interest in topics that address the impacts of a rapidly growing solar market to utilities, … Continued

Five things you need to know about PowerClerk Interconnect

We’re very excited to be releasing the latest product in our PowerClerk® family of products—PowerClerk® Interconnect—this week. Developed and launched with the help of a Department of Energy Sunshot Incubator award, PowerClerk Interconnect is already helping NV Energy streamline its solar interconnection program. If you’re considering improvements to your distributed generation interconnection processes, or just … Continued

Three reasons it’s time for utilities to think seriously about distributed solar interconnection

When home and business owners decide to go solar, they embark on an adventure that will require navigation of a multi-step process that includes soliciting and evaluating proposals, determining financing, and applying for permits, incentives and interconnection. Utility interconnection is critical to the success of a solar project, is nearly always required, and is often … Continued

Solar fleet modeling part 3: Balancing the variability of PV

In our previous two posts, we described how to incorporate PV diversity (diversity in both design configuration and geography) in fleet-level modeling, and how to generate high frequency fleet power data with 60-second temporal resolution. In this post, we will show how high frequency fleet data can be put to use in solving one of … Continued