Category Archives: Residential

NEM Rules Change Across the U.S., Genability Has it Covered

Over the past few months, the reform of Net Metering rules has impacted several utilities that are in active solar markets.  Genability has been tracking these changes closely and has modeled the new NEM rules for your use with the Switch API. Arizona Public Service – New Rates Effective 8/19/2017 As of Saturday August 19, […]

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The Latest Additions to the Genability Developer Network and our APIs

Over the last 6 months or so we have put quite a bit of work into improving the documentation on our Genability Developer Network (GDN) site. This reflects some of the improvements and additions to our suite of APIs, including better ways to calculate actual solar savings and to use our latest calculation endpoints. It […]

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Switch, Solar and New Energy Round Up for 2017

It’s been awhile since we last blogged a roundup of what’s going on with Switch (April 2016 to be precise). A lot has happened with Switch and the solar and new energy market more generally since then. So let’s get right to it. Solar Proposals are Growing Last year, Genability calculated a whopping 3 million […]

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Accurate Savings Forecasts: California’s NEM 2.0 & Hawaii’s Customer Grid Supply

Update: On June 23, 2016 the CPUC revised an earlier decision and determined that “imports and exports to the grid shall be netted within the metered interval and non-bypassable charges should only be charged on the net import from the grid in the metered interval (Resolution E-4792).” Genability Switch results for NEM 2.0 markets will […]

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Genability Switch V4: New APIs

Over the past few weeks we’ve introduced Switch API upgrades including Dash, a web-app to view and troubleshoot savings analyses, and Savings Analysis Watch, which automatically reviews Savings Analysis results for atypical results. To complement these new features, you can now access information on historical savings analyses through the Savings Analysis History API, and on […]

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Savings Analysis Watch: Monitoring the Quality of Your Proposals in Real-Time

Around 60,000 proposals for rooftop solar are expected to be generated per week in 2016. In the competitive landscape of distributed energy generation and storage, how can companies reasonably monitor the integrity of these proposals? Genability is pleased to announce Savings Analysis Watch ─ a tool that assesses the quality of solar quotes in real […]

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Genability Switch V4: Accuracy Upgrades

Genability Switch makes it easy to accurately forecast savings and avoided cost, even in markets with increasing regulatory and tariff complexity. With Switch V4, we’ve implemented multiple upgrades to ensure your proposals always reflect accurate solar savings. Solar Tariff Eligibility When a post-solar tariff is not specified in Switch, Genability now defaults customers to the […]

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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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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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