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Clean Power Research: Solar data solutions to maximize PV project performance

September 1, 2021 PV Magazine Clean Power Research: Solar data solutions to maximize PV project performance

AESP Selected to Lead Innovative Three-Year Educational Training Effort by the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

August 19, 2021 Cision PR Newswire The Association of Energy Services Professionals Selected to Lead Innovative...

UAlbany Renewables Researcher Creates Interactive Map for Solar Panel Deployment Across-the U.S.

August 10, 2021 The Ritz Herald UAlbany Renewables Researcher Creates Interactive Map for Solar Panel Deployment...

Research Flags Risks To US Solar Loans From Chronic Underperformance

June 15, 2021 Saur Energy International Research Flags Risks To US Solar Loans From Chronic Underperformance

Western wildfires suppressed solar output in 2020

June 10, 2021 Canary Media Western wildfires suppressed solar output in 2020

Built solar assets are ‘chronically underperforming’ and modules degrading faster than expected, research finds

June 8, 2021 PV Tech Built solar assets are ‘chronically underperforming’ and modules degrading faster than expected,...

Looking at solar energy? NPPD Consultants can assist

June 7, 2021 Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan Looking at solar energy? NPPD Consultants can assist

Optimized solar datasets: Increasing value through the solar pv lifecycle

June 7, 2021 PV Magazine Optimized solar datasets: Increasing value through the solar pv lifecycle

It’s time to start wasting solar energy

December 29, 2020 Quartz It’s time to start wasting solar energy

Further tailoring pvDesign to US standards

December 10,2020 Altenergymag.com Further tailoring pvDesign to US standards

Electric Vehicles are Coming

December 9,2020 Wallowa County Chieftan Electric vehicles are coming

Using Modeling and Simulation to Support Grid Resiliency

Combining modeling and simulation with real-time operating data to support grid resiliency is the basis of the latest DOE Solar Energy and Technologies Office project.

Overbuilding solar at up to 4 times peak load yields a least-cost all-renewables grid

May 15, 2020 PV Magazine Overbuilding solar at up to 4 times peak load yields a least-cost all-renewables grid

Tucson Electric Power Increases Customer Convenience with Personalized Tools

Issue 1 - Spring 2020 Electric Energy Spotlight on the Customer Experience - RMEL Tucson Electric Power Increases...

How Analytics Can Power the Modern Utility

From devices to customers, data analytics is key to keeping critical infrastructure operational.

Groups selected for NYSERDA’s clean energy integration challenge

March 26, 2020 Solar Power World Groups selected for NYSERDA's clean energy integration challenge

First half of 2019 saw sunlight down as much as 10%, grand solar minimum held off in second half

Clean Power Research saw solar generation shift downward from the norm as much as 10% in many U.S. locations in the first half of 2019.

SEPA Announces New Research Advisory Council to Help Facilitate Smart Transition to Clean and Modern Energy Future

January 8, 2020 Smart Electric Power Alliance SEPA Announces New Research Advisory Council to Facilitate Smart...

Austin SHINES: Field study in new power systems design for the renewable era

December 6, 2019 Power Engineering Austin SHINES: Field study in new power systems design for the renewable era

EDD to lead $4.9MM U.S. DOE Project for Resilient DER Integration

November 21, 2019 POWER Magazine EDD to lead $4.9MM U.S. DOE Project for Resilient DER Integration

80 percent renewables is cake – let the extremists argue over the rest

August 14, 2019 PV Magazine 80% renewables is cake – let the extremists argue over the rest

Podcast #15: Marc Perez: Can we capture more sunshine and save big on energy storage?

July 2, 2019 The Freeing Energy Podcast Podcast #15: Marc Perez: Can we capture more sunshine and save big on energy...

California has too much solar power. That might be good for ratepayers

June 5, 2019 Los Angeles Times California has too much solar power. That might be good for ratepayers

Solar energy expert shares blueprint for a carbon-free future in PV-tech power

May 31, 2019 Phys.org Solar energy expert shares blueprint for a carbon-free future in PV-tech power

A radical idea to get a high-renewable electric grid: Build way more solar and wind than needed

May 29, 2019 The Conversation A radical idea to get a high-renewable electric grid: Build way more solar and wind...

Breaking Down Subsidies for Fossil Fuels: How Much Are We Really Spending?

May 23, 2019 Greentech Media Breaking Down Subsidies for Fossil Fuels: How Much Are We Really Spending?

The biggest numbers game in the power sector: Data analytics and the utility community of the future

March 25, 2019 Utility Dive The biggest numbers game in the power sector: Data analytics and the utility community of...

Minnesota study finds it cheaper to curtail solar than to add storage

January 22, 2019 Utility Dive Minnesota study finds it cheaper to curtail solar than to add storage

Minnesota Is on Track to Meet Its Renewable Energy Goals

November 19, 2018 E & E News Climatewire Minnesota Is on Track to Meet Its Renewable Energy Goals

Most of Minnesota’s energy could come from wind, solar by 2050

November 16, 2018 UPI Most of Minnesota's energy could come from wind, solar by 2050

Study says Minnesota can economically reach renewable energy goals by 2050

November 15, 2018 Star Tribune Study says Minnesota can economically reach renewable energy goals by 2050

Overbuilding solar cheaper than seasonal storage and natural gas in Minnesota

November 15, 2018 PV Magazine Overbuilding solar cheaper than seasonal storage and natural gas in Minnesota

Energy Trust Solar program launches PowerClerk upgrade

July 17, 2018 Insider Energy Trust Solar program launches PowerClerk upgrade

As distributed solar expands, can utility system planning keep up?

June 14, 2018 Utility Dive As distributed solar expands, can utility system planning keep up?

How utility-startup mashups are bringing new grid tech to market

February 2, 2018 Greentech Media How Utility-Startup Mashups Are Bringing New Grid Tech to Market

SMUD to utilize DER forecasting software, pitch to other utilities

January 30, 2018 APPA SMUD to utilize DER forecasting software, pitch to other utilities

SMUD Helps Develop DER Planning Software For Utilities

January 19, 2018 Solar Industry SMUD Helps Develop DER Planning Software For Utilities

New WattPlan® Grid Software Said to Offer Fast, Comprehensive DER Modeling, Analytics and Planning

January 19, 2018 Energy Central New WattPlan® Grid Software Said to Offer Fast, Comprehensive DER Modeling, Analytics...

Pricing renewables: Public power puts customers first

January 3, 2018 American Public Power Association Pricing renewables: Public power puts customers first

Orange Button Initiative Takes Aim At Solar Soft Costs

September 26, 2017 Solar Industry Orange Button Initiative Takes Aim At Solar Soft Costs

Maui EV Showcase Highlights EVs, Future Projects

August 16, 2017 MauiNow Maui EV Showcase Highlights EVs, Future Projects

Inside New York REV’s Summer of Pilots, Non-Wires Alternatives, and Behind-the-Meter Frustrations

August 18, 2017 GreentechMedia Inside New York REV’s Summer of Pilots, Non-Wires Alternatives, and Behind-the-Meter...

Austin Energy Seeks to Boost Value With a United Fleet of Solar and Storage

June 21, 2017 GreentechMedia Austin Energy Seeks to Boost Value With a United Fleet of Solar and Storage

US Solar, Power Grid Players Prepare for Landmark Total Solar Eclipse

June 12, 2017 Solar Magazine US Solar, Power Grid Players Prepare for Landmark Total Solar Eclipse

Solar Forecasting-Asset Managers Release New Analytics in Bid to Goose Customers’ Solar Energy Performance, Returns

June 9, 2017 Solar Magazine Solar Forecasting-Asset Managers Release New Analytics in Bid to Goose Customers’ Solar...

GPA study prompts solar firm’s response

May 9, 2017 The Guam Daily Post GPA study prompts solar firm's response

GameChange ships 96 MW mounting system

“The Mid-Atlantic is particularly well-suited for solar development, according to a study by Clean Power Research for the Mid‐Atlantic Solar Energy Industries Association (MSEIA). The researchers found that the total value of solar ranges from $256 per MWh to $318 per MWh, after considering both economic and social benefits of the development. Of the total value, the highest value components are the Market Price Reduction (averaging $55 per MWh) and the Economic Development Value (averaging $44 per MWh), Clean Power found.

Why NARUC wants state regulators to incentivize utility cloud computing

Why NARUC wants state regulators to incentivize utility cloud computing

HECO Offers Online Calculator for Buying EV

November 24, 2016 Big Island Now HECO Offers Online Calculator for Buying EV

Hawaiian Electric Companies offer improved online calculator to help customers decide on buying an electric vehicle

November 21, 2016 Hawaiian Electric Company News Hawaiian Electric Companies offer improved online calculator to help...

Interconnection delays can be costly, but some utilities have found ways to save time and money

Nov. 3, 2016 Utility Dive Interconnection delays can be costly, but some utilities have found ways to save time and...

Tesla – SolarCity merger: A utility’s worst nightmare or sweetest dream?

Oct. 28, 2016 Utility Dive Tesla-SolarCity merger: A utility's worst nightmare or sweetest dream?

US solar groups advance soiling analysis to reduce seasonal risks

October 25, 2016 PV Insider US solar groups advance soiling analysis to reduce seasonal risks

Will utilities fully unlock the value that rate change offers?

September 16, 2016 Utility Dive Will utilities fully unlock the value that rate change offers?

So close, so far – Can Maine put its near-agreement on solar net metering back together again?

August 19, 2016 Utility Dive So close, so far: Can Maine put its near-agreement on solar net metering back together...

EV strategy: Providing service without installing charging stations

American Public Power Association June 16, 2016 EV strategy: Providing service without installing charging stations

Rooftop solar: Net metering is a net benefit

May 23, 2016 Brookings Rooftop solar: Net metering is a net benefit

EPRI to Lead Research to Maximize Solar and Energy Storage Integration

March 26, 2016 T&D World Magazine EPRI to Lead Research to Maximize Solar and Energy Storage Integration

How Maine’s power players are reacting to its pathbreaking new solar proposal

March 24, 2016 Utility Dive How Maine's power players are reacting to its pathbreaking new solar proposal

How Austin Energy Aims to Reach Solar-Plus-Storage Integration at 14 Cents per Kilowatt-Hour

March 21, 2016 Greentech Media How Austin Energy Aims to Reach Solar-Plus-Storage Integration at 14 Cents per...

EPRI to Lead Research to Maximize Solar and Energy Storage Integration

March 16, 2016 Transmission & Distribution World EPRI to Lead Research to Maximize Solar and Energy Storage...

A rational look at the value of solar

February 18, 2016 Utility Dive A rational look at the value of solar

Solving the soft-cost puzzle

January 28, 2016 Greentech Media Solving the soft-cost puzzle

EPRI to Lead Research to Maximize Solar and Energy Storage Integration

January 20, 2016 Greentech Media SunShot Program Seeks to Lower Solar-Plus-Storage Costs to 14 Cents per Kilowatt-Hour

Substantial Savings Possible by Combining EV + Home Solar

December 5, 2015 Cleantechnica Substantial Savings Possible By Combining EV & Home Solar

US Energy Department: US $22.7 million for 23 solar tech projects

November 20, 2015 PV Magazine US Energy Department: US $22.7 million for 23 solar tech projects

Strong Funding for Solar Finance, Technology and Startups Despite Stock Market Carnage

November 19, 2015 Greentech Media Strong Funding for Solar Finance, Technology and Startups Despite Stock Market...

Sunrun and Clean Power Research Receive U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative Award to Develop First Solar Permitting and Interconnection Software Application for Installers

November 17, 2015 PV-Tech DOE continues solar cost-cutting drive with US$22.7m funding round

What do utility customers want? There’s an app for that

November 9, 2015 Utility Dive What do utility customers want? There's an app for that

Clean Power Research Software Has Processed 25,000 Solar Interconnection Applications For Utilities In Five Months

September 29, 2015 Solar Industry Clean Power Research Software Has Processed 25,000 Solar Interconnection...

Is PV + EV Right for Me?

September 23, 2015 Go Solar, California! Newsletter Is PV + EV Right for Me?

NV Energy Cuts Interconnection Application Times By 63%

September 4, 2015 CleanTechnica NV Energy Cuts Interconnection Application Times By 63%

So much solar: Hawaii utilities tempt customers with new tool

July 28, 2015 FierceEnergy So much solar: Hawaii utilities tempt customers with new tool

Hawaiian Electric launches online tool to help solar PV shoppers

July 23, 2015 Pacific Business News Hawaiian Electric launches online tool to help solar PV shoppers

Weather Forecasting Enters a New Era

July 20, 2015 MIT Technology Review Weather Forecasting Enters a New Era

Is Solar Power Right For Me? Utilities Offer Advice With “WattPlan®” App

July 1, 2015 CleanTechnica Is Solar Power Right For Me? Utilities Offer Advice With “WattPlan®” App

What Is the Value of Solar Energy + Storage?

June 29, 2015 Renewable Energy World What Is the Value of Solar Energy + Storage?

How utilities are leveraging new software to help customers go solar

June 25, 2015 Utility Dive How utilities are leveraging new software to help customers go solar

Utilities engaging customers in solar via the web

June 18, 2015 SmartGridNews Utilities engaging customers in solar via the web

West vs. South: Why Orientation Matters

March/April 2015 Solar Today West vs. South: Why Orientation Matters (page 10)

A Bright, Sunny Forecast for the Tennessee Valley

April 24, 2015 cleanenergy.org A Bright, Sunny Forecast for the Tennessee Valley

The bright side of California’s drought: More solar power

April 9, 2015 Grist The bright side of California’s drought: More solar power

Is solar worth $0.33 per kWh? Inside Maine’s valuation debate

March 19, 2015 UtilityDive Is solar worth $0.33 per kWh? Inside Maine's valuation debate

Oregon DOE & Energy Trust of Oregon Recognized for Helping Solar Customers Easily Apply for Incentives & Tax Credits

February 24, 2015 Cascade Business News Oregon DOE & Energy Trust of Oregon Recognized for Helping Solar Customers...

PV Generation Potential for 2014

January/February 2015 Solar Today PV Generation Potential for 2014 (page 29)

PV Generation Potential for August 2014

November/December 2014 Solar Today PV Generation Potential for August 2014 (page 6)

Clean Power Research Lowering Solar Soft Costs by Bringing Interconnection Processes Online

October 30, 2014 CleanTechnica Clean Power Research Lowering Solar Soft Costs by Bringing Interconnection Processes...

Growing Solar Demand Is Straining Interconnection Efforts. This Software Could Help.

October 16, 2014 Greentech Media Growing Solar Demand Is Straining Interconnection Efforts. This Software Could Help.

How utilities can streamline rooftop solar interconnection and cut costs

October 16, 2014 Utility Dive How utilities can streamline rooftop solar interconnection and cut costs

Survey: Utilities Could Do a Much Better Job at Streamlining Solar Interconnection

October 13, 2014 Greentech Media Survey: Utilities Could Do a Much Better Job at Streamlining Solar Interconnection

PV Generation Potential for June and July 2014

September/October 2014 Solar Today PV Generation Potential for June and July 2014 (page 6)

How Sacramento’s public utility is getting in the residential solar business

August 25, 2014 Utility Dive How Sacramento's public utility is getting in the residential solar business

Are VOSTs Needed To End Subsidies To Non-Solar Customers?

August 6, 2014 Clean Technica Are VOSTs Needed To End Subsidies To Non-Solar Customers?

How should utilities value solar?

August 4, 2014 Utility Dive How should utilities value solar?

PV Generation Potential for March 2014 and Understanding Solar Resource Uncertainty

July/August 2014 Solar Today PV Generation Potential for March 2014 and Understanding Solar Resource Uncertainty (page...

PV Generation Potential for January and February 2014

May/June 2014 Solar Today PV Generation Potential Maps for January and February 2014 (page 6)

California electricity grid tests ‘green’ technology

April 12, 2014 The Desert Sun California electricity grid tests ‘green’ technology

Minnesota’s Value of Solar: Can a Northern State’s New Solar Policy Defuse Distributed Generation Battles?

April, 2014 Institute for Local Self-Reliance Minnesota’s Value of Solar: Can a Northern State’s New Solar Policy...

PV Generation Potential for 2013

March/April 2014 Solar Today PV Generation Potential for 2013 (page 6)

Mississippi is the “sunshine state” for the Tennessee Valley Authority

February 19, 2014 Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Mississippi is the “sunshine state” for the Tennessee Valley...

Solar Mythbusters #2: Intermittency is a barrier to solar development?

January 30, 2014 Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Solar Mythbusters #2: Intermittency is a barrier to solar...

Satellites help power grid keep its balance

January 27, 2014 NASA Energy Innovations Satellites help power grid keep its balance

Minn. tries to put a climate value on rooftop solar

January 2, 2014 Environment & Energy Publishing Utilities: Minn. tries to put a climate value on rooftop solar

PV Generation Potential for October and November 2013

January/February 2014 Solar Today PV Generation Potential for October and November 2013 (page 6)

PV Energy Generation Potential for June 2013

December 24, 2013 Solar Today PV Energy Generation Potential for June 2013

Company taps new Wall Street investors in bid to go beyond tax credits

November 5, 2013 Environment & Energy Publishing Company taps new Wall Street investors in bid to go beyond tax...

Transforming Rooftop Solar From Invisible Threat to Predictable Resource

October 31, 2013 Greentech Media Transforming Rooftop Solar From Invisible Threat to Predictable Resource

How the Department of Energy is Working to Reduce the Cost of Solar by 75 Percent

October 24, 2013 ClimateProgress How the Department of Energy is Working to Reduce the Cost of Solar by 75 Percent

From Mind to Marketplace: SunShot Incubator’s Latest Protégés Get to Work

October 22, 2013 Energy.gov - Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy From Mind to Marketplace: SunShot...

Solar Power to the People: The Rise of Rooftop Solar Among the Middle Class

October 21, 2013 Center for American Progress Solar Power to the People: The Rise of Rooftop Solar Among the Middle...

Historical PV Generation Potential for March

July/August Solar Today Historical PV Generation Potential for March

In wake of Solyndra debacle, U.S. industry sees chance to go from niche to mainstream

May 13, 2013 E&E News In wake of Solyndra debacle, U.S. industry sees chance to go from niche to mainstream

Growth of Distributed Electricity Systems on Verge of Transforming Utility System

May 2, 2013 Princeton School of Engineering & Applied Science News Growth of Distributed Electricity Systems on...

PV Generation Potential for January and February

May/June 2013 Solar Today PV Generation Potential for January and February (page 6)

PV Generation Potential for December 2012 and 2012 Monthly Average

April 2013 Solar Today PV Generation Potential for December 2012 and 2012 Monthly Average (page 6)

Austin Energy’s Value of Solar Tariff: Could It Work Anywhere Else?

March 8, 2013 Greentech Media Austin Energy's Value of Solar Tariff: Could It Work Anywhere Else?

PV Generation Potential for November and Comparison of Tilted vs. Flat-Mount PV

March 2013 Solar Today PV Generation Potential for November and Comparison of Tilted vs. Flat-Mount PV (page 8)

Net Metering Debate Rages On Despite Calls For Calm

February 14, 2013 RenewableEnergyWorld.com Net Metering Debate Rages On Despite Calls For Calm

Value Of Solar Tariffs — The Way To Go?

February 10, 2013 CleanTechnica Value Of Solar Tariffs — The Way To Go?

PV Generation Potential for October 2012 and Effects of Hurricane Sandy

January/February 2013 Solar Today PV Generation Potential for October 2012 and Effects of Hurricane Sandy (page 8)

Why a Smart FiT is Smart Policy

January/February 2013 Solar Today Why a Smart FiT is Smart Policy (page 14)

PV Generation Potential for September 2012

January 9, 2013 Solar Today PV Generation Potential for September 2012

Study Finds Solar A Bargain for New Jersey and Pennsylvania

January 1, 2013 Electrical Contractor Study Finds Solar A Bargain for New Jersey and Pennsylvania

Cloud Forecasting Could Improve Outlook for Solar Power

December 19, 2012 Midwest Energy News Cloud Forecasting Could Improve Outlook for Solar Power

LADWP solar incentive apps increase 400%

December 10, 2012 FierceEnergy LADWP solar incentive apps increase 400%

PV Generation Potential for July and August 2012

November/December 2012 Solar Today PV Generation Potential for July and August 2012 (page 6)

NREL Releases Updated U.S. Solar Radiation Database

November 28, 2012 Solar Industry Magazine NREL Releases Updated U.S. Solar Radiation Database

PV Software Cuts Costs

November 26, 2012 Solar Novus Today PV Software Cuts Costs

NJ’s, PA’s SREC Markets Make Solar a Good Value for Ratepayers

November 6, 2012 CleanEnergyAuthority.com NJ’s, PA’s SREC Markets Make Solar a Good Value for Ratepayers

DECK Monitoring Incorporates SolarAnywhere SystemCheck

October 24, 2012 Solar Industry Magazine DECK Monitoring Incorporates SolarAnywhere SystemCheck

Third-Party Solar Ownership, Monitoring Residential Rooftops, and Herding Cats

October 17, 2012 Greentech Media Third-Party Solar Ownership, Monitoring Residential Rooftops, and Herding Cats

The Economics of Installing Solar

September 17, 2012 The Wall Street Journal The Economics of Installing Solar

PV Generation Potential for May and June 2012

September 2012 Solar Today PV Generation Potential for May and June 2012 (page 8)

Can a “Value of Solar Tariff” Replace Net Energy Metering?

August 24, 2012 Greentech Media Can a “Value of Solar Tariff” Replace Net Energy Metering?

PV Generation Potential for April 2012 and 2011 Monthly Average

July/August 2012 Solar Today PV Generation Potential for April 2012 and 2011 Monthly Average (page 8)

What Solar and Offshore Wind Can Do Together

June 15, 2012 Greentech Media What Solar and Offshore Wind Can Do Together

6 ways software rules the clean power economy

June 8, 2012 GigaOm 6 ways software rules the clean power economy

PV Generation Potential and NREL TMY3 Maps for March 2012

June 2012 Solar Today PV Generation Potential and NREL TMY3 Maps for March 2012

PV Fleet Management

May 18, 2012 AltEnergyMag PV Fleet Management

Clean Power Research launches tool for analyzing solar irradiation

May 17, 2012 PV Magazine Clean Power Research launches tool for analyzing solar irradiation

Predicting Solar Power via Satellite and Software

May 15, 2012 Greentech Media Predicting Solar Power via Satellite and Software

Clean Power Research Introduces SolarAnywhere FleetView

May 15, 2012 Solar Industry Clean Power Research Introduces SolarAnywhere FleetView

Software Helps Solve PV Fleet Management Challenges

May 15, 2012 Solar Power World Software Helps Solve PV Fleet Management Challenges

PV Generation Potential for January and February 2012

May 2012 Solar Today PV Generation Potential for January and February 2012

PV Generation Potential for November and December 2011

March/April 2012 Solar Today PV Generation Potential for November and December 2011

Firm gets grant to study solar energy

March 19, 2012 Napa Valley Register Firm gets grant to study solar energy

Tom Hoff on PV fleet simulation technology

March 14, 2012 Smart Grid Update Tom Hoff on PV fleet simulation technology

PV Intelligence Brief – Clean Power Research Awarded Grant

March 13, 2012 PV Insider PV Intelligence Brief – Clean Power Research Awarded Grant

Clean Power Research to Study Solar Variability with New CPUC Grant

March 13, 2012 Solar Industry Clean Power Research to Study Solar Variability with New CPUC Grant

PV Generation Potential for September and October 2011

Jan/Feb 2012 Solar Today PV Generation Potential for September and October 2011

Solar Resource Variability: Myth and Fact

Sep/Oct 2011 Solar Today Solar Resource Variability: Myth and Fact

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