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

PowerClerk auto-document generation and electronic signature features streamline incentive and interconnection processing

Taking paper intensive processes online can dramatically simplify what formerly would have been manual, time-consuming administrative tasks. For the solar industry, this can help reduce soft costs, which today account for more than 60 percent of the cost of installing a residential PV system. A prime example is automatically generating multiple documents and forms with a … Continued

CSI program wind-down doesn’t mean the end of solar in California

As the California Solar Initiative General Market program—the largest PV incentive program in the U.S.—winds down, an interesting solar landscape is emerging in California. A number of incentive programs large and small continue to support solar adoption in the state, and the need for reliable data on distributed PV is increasing with the number of … Continued

Three ways automation can smash solar interconnection costs

It’s no secret that although solar hardware costs have been steadily decreasing, solar soft costs— including permitting, interconnection, customer acquisition and installation labor—have remained steady. In fact, according to studies by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, soft costs now account for more than half of the cost of installed … Continued