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It’s the Middle Class Driving Solar Growth

Seven Solar Installations in a Northern California Neighborhood, March 29, 2016. Photo by Charity Vargas Who’s going solar? A recent study by Kevala – Income Distribution of Rooftop Solar covering 2008-2015 points to California’s middle class.  As solar costs have decreased and competitive new financing options have increased, more and more middle class homeowners are […]

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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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Looking Forward – Calculating Future Utility Costs

Genability has added forecasted seasonal rates to our Solar Savings calculations.  Not to be confused with utility rate inflation (we’ve got some upgrades coming in this area soon), forecasted seasonal rates allow you to use the most recent version of the tariff and maintain the seasonality embedded in frequently changing rates like Fuel Cost Adjustments. […]

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Better Solar Estimates Using Hawaiian SunZones

Solar is an attractive proposition in Hawaii, with great solar irradiance and high utility rates. 1 out of 4 homes in Hawaii has gone solar.  A home in Honolulu that uses 1,000 kWh/month and installs a 5 kW system can eliminate over $2,400 in utility spending in the first year at an avoided cost of […]

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