Category Archives: API

Any posts related to our developer API’s.

Investigating the Effect of California’s NEM 2.0 on Solar Savings

Update: On May 31, 2016 PG&E closed the residential time-of-use tariff used in this analysis (E-6) for new enrollment and added ETOU-A and ETOU-B as new options for residential customers. Genability Switch was updated on that day to reflect the current options for customers switching to time-of-use. More information about the new tariffs is found here […]

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Charge Up Your Storage Business with Genability

Energy storage is the next frontier in the New Energy Economy, and we’re proud to work with industry leaders such as Tesla, Stem, Advanced Microgrid Systems, and NextEra Energy.    Partners leverage our products to identify new markets with attractive rate structures, develop site-specific savings forecasts, provide pricing intelligence to battery management systems, and use […]

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NEM 2.0 in California

The solar industry received great news yesterday when the California Public Utilities Commission approved their proposed decision on NEM 2.0. All major elements of net metering were upheld with no new fixed or demand-based charges. Under NEM 2.0 solar customers will see higher interconnection fees (estimated to be between $75 – $100 per installation) and […]

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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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Performance Improvements at Genability

Genability takes API performance very seriously.  We’re committed to continuously improving the performance of our software products as we grow in both functionality and customer adoption. We spent a lot of time this summer enhancing the stability of our systems, culminating in our latest upgrade to Switch, which responds to API calls significantly faster and can handle […]

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Version 3 of Switch Now Available!

We are proud to announce a major upgrade to Switch, our flagship product designed specifically for solar origination. We’ve significantly enhanced the way usage data is handled.  With only a single utility bill you can now accurately baseline customers’ avoided cost of power for an entire year.  This feature reduces the burden on customers to […]

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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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Join the Open Solar Savings effort!

In May, Genability announced the launch of our Open Solar Savings initiative at the White Houses Energy Datapalooza. Open Solar Savings will be an open-source database of residential solar savings and their location, available free via API. This data can drive down the soft costs of solar by making the market easier to understand and more […]

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