Category Archives: Consumers

PVSyst Integration & Account Tracking Features Added

We are nine months into our SunShot Project and have some exciting customer driven enhancements to share.  We recently rolled out several new features that make evaluating solar deals even easier.  We’ve made it simple to get high quality PVSyst solar production data into Explorer accounts and added new account attributes that help you find […]

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70% of Homes are on Variable Rate Plans

It may surprise many of you to know that over 70% of all homes in the U.S. are on some kind of variable electricity rate plan.  For the vast majority of homes, the rate they pay for electricity changes based how much they use (tiered rates) and /or when they use it (time-of-use rates).  Understanding […]

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What’s My Customer’s Likely Rate Plan?

Do your customers know what electricity rate plan they are on (most utilities have more than one)?  Most homes and businesses don’t.  If they don’t know, you aren’t going to know either.  Their actual rate plan is one of the key factors in their unique energy cost (along with how much they use and sometimes when […]

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Genability Connected Home Customers at CES 2013

This week in Las Vegas is the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).  Companies every year wait for this annual event to highlight their newest products, features and gadgets.  Some previous products announced at CES include the VCR (1970), camcorder (1981), CD player (1981), HDTV (1988), plasma TV (2001) and tablet computers (2011). What could […]

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Iris Smart Home System Blooms at Lowe’s

Lowe’s, the home improvement and appliance retailer, announced today their cloud-based home energy management system, Iris, is now available to purchase online and will be offered in 500 stores by the end of August.  Iris will offer three different starter kits: Iris Safe & Secure ($179), Iris Comfort & Control ($179) and Iris Smart Kit […]

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Pricy Power for PG&E Customers!

Today and tomorrow are the first Peak-Day Pricing (PDP) events of 2012 for Pacific Gas & Electric. That means that for commercial customers throughout Northern California electricity is about to get very expensive. From 2 PM  until 6 PM on  Monday July 9th and Tuesday July 10th, PG&E’s E-19 customers will pay $1.20/kWh! Here at […]

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PG&E Residential Rates Get a New Tier

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) has done a re-org to their residential rate structure.   In an effort to show a more accurate cost of generation and encourage conservation, PG&E’s new rate structure converts generation and distribution into flat rates and adds a new set of tiered rates called the Conservation Incentive Adjustment (CIA). The goal is […]

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Sun was Shining on Cleanweb Solar

This weekend concluded the first Cleanweb Solar Hackathon hosted by Sungevity in Oakland.  Developers, programmers, and business types all collaberated to create teams that competed against one another to build applications that made solar power easy, efficient and a part of our daily lives.  To kick things off, the audience heard words of encouragement for […]

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CostButton.com

Genability is excited to introduce CostButton.com, our submission for the Apps for Energy challenge.    As we all know, when it comes to owning a car, there is more to the cost than just the price you pay for it: maintenance, gas, and now with Electric Vehicles becoming more popular, electricity.  With CostButton.com you can see […]

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Lowe’s+Genability

This summer, our customer, Lowe’s, the home improvement and appliance retailer, will be entering into the smart home market with the introduction of an affordable, cloud-based home management system, Iris.  “Lowe’s has been watching the smart home space closely for a few years, but the project launched in earnest late last year when we thought […]

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