Category Archives: Developers

Blog posts of interest to our developer community.

When Policy Changes Impact Savings

Net energy metering (NEM) has been a critical driver in the growth of residential solar over the past decade. There is an ongoing debate between utility companies and proponents of solar energy as to whether net metering at retail rates is the appropriate value to place on residential rooftop solar. Per a recent report by […]

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OpenSavings is Here

How popular is solar PV in your area and how much are people saving? How much does solar cost? What if you live in a San Francisco apartment or a mobile home in Sonoma, versus a typical home in LA?   Save by Genability is a new initiative that sheds light on key questions homeowners have […]

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Documentation Update: New How-Tos & Java Library

Over the last few weeks we’ve been making a lot of updates to our developer site. We’ve touched every page of the documentation, added new sections and updated some code. Read on to find out more. How-Tos One of the biggest updates to the documentation is the creation of the “How-Tos” section. Whether you just […]

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Getting Notification of Outages

To ensure you receive timely notification of issues, outages and status of the Genability API and web applications, we are instituting a new support notification process. We promise you the following: 1. Outage Notifications We have internal and external monitoring services which automatically notify our engineering team of issues. If the API or app servers […]

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Typicals: When You Don’t Have Customer Usage Data

As part of the launch of the Developer Toolbox, we’ve released a new product called Typicals.  If you’re working with customers to calculate energy savings and you “typically” ask for their usage data, Genability Typicals will be of some use to you. What is Typicals Data? Glad you asked.  Typicals is a database we’ve compiled […]

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Announcing Developer Toolbox

We’re pleased to announce our newest product, the Genability Developer Toolbox. With the release of our Developer Toolbox, software developers can now build more of our capabilities right into their energy applications.  Ideal for energy efficiency, distributed generation, load management, procurement, demand response, EV, and in fact any application where you need to understand how […]

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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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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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Popular Solar “Genability Tasks”

We recently launched Genability Tasks, an easy way to get help with energy costs and usage for prospecting, sales and marketing, customer service and support and more.  We do quite a bit of work in the solar space, so a month or so into Genability Tasks being publicly available, we wanted to highlight a few solar examples. […]

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Control API Response with new Fields parameter

We’ve added a new argument to practically every one of our API endpoints that allows you energy app developers more control over the data that’s returned to you.  By optionally passing in the parameter “fields” with a value of “min” (for minimum) or ‘ext’ (for extended) your response payload will contain only the data properties […]

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