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

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

CSI RD&D project results: Forecasting behind-the-meter PV for the California ISO

In a recent NREL report, interviews of 13 operating entities in the Western Interconnection found that “Variable generation (VG) forecasting is widely considered to be a key means of integrating wind and solar power efficiently and reliably as these resources become increasingly common.” This includes forecasting not only utility-scale wind and solar plants, but also … Continued