Solar+ homes (Part 11): After installation

This is the eleventh article of an 11-part series on Solar+ homes. The series describes how homeowners can combine simple energy efficiency measures, solar PV, electric vehicles and appliance electrification to create households that are fully powered by solar electricity—even in existing homes. A Solar+ home provides substantial economic and environmental savings to the homeowner, … 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.

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

NV Energy cuts interconnection costs by 63% while application volumes swell

NV Energy’s incentive and interconnection application volumes have grown tremendously in the past 12 months—by 15 times. As many program administrators know, this type of rapid growth can overwhelm the administrative staff, leading to processing delays and unhappy customers. In order to handle the increased workload, NV Energy took their interconnection processing online using PowerClerk®. … Continued