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Greentech Media Whitepaper: “Solar Beats the Grid, But…”

Rate design is becoming increasingly important.  With some solar incentives and tax credits (ITC) coming to an end in the near future, solar-friendly utility tariffs (or rate schedules) are key to the economic viability of solar.  Genability recently helped Greentech Media with a new whitepaper titled “Rate Design Matters: The Impact of Tariff Structure on Solar […]

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Genability Presents at ASES Solar2013

This week in Baltimore, America’s longest running solar conference begins!  In its 42nd year, the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) presents SOLAR2013.  Why is this year different from the previous 41 you ask? Well, this will be Genability’s first time making a presence.  On Wednesday afternoon, Genability’s Eric Danziger will be presenting on an NREL sponsored panel […]

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Update on our Value of Solar March Madness Bracket

In case you haven’t been following our bracket, Genability put together a March Madness bracket based solely on the school’s Solar Avoided Cost figure.  Using our Value of Solar tools, we calculated the Avoided Cost of Power for each school’s location and used that number to determine each matchup winner. It was a bit of […]

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Using Value of Solar to Pick the NCAA Winner

Never before has a 15 seed won the NCAA tournament but if you trust the solar gods (and we do), this year is the year! Some people fill out their March Madness brackets based on mascots, others use team colors.  At Genability, we’ve picked each game based on the highest Solar Avoided Cost, or the […]

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Value of Solar in the U.S. Virgin Islands

The U.S. Virgin Islands is a great place to vacation. What’s not so great are the island’s electricity rates.  Rates in this popular vacation spot are among the highest in the U.S.  The Islands rely primarily on imported fossil fuels to power their energy needs and given their remote location this sometimes leads to shortages […]

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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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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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Genability Named One of GigaOM’s Top 13 Solar Startups to Watch in 2013

Most people consider “13” to be an unlucky number.  Genability has big things in store for 2013 and we’re already off to a great start. Today, GigaOM named Genability one of the Top 13 Solar Startups to Watch in 2013.  We’re thrilled to be on this list of great companies and can’t wait to see […]

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The Science of Optimal Solar System Size

System sizing is one of the many skills that comprise the “Art of Solar”. Experienced solar developers have a feel for what is the best system size for a customer and are able to find a configuration that works for the customers specific economics. That’s a requirement when it’s hard to run avoided cost calculations […]

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Uploading Solar Production into Explorer

Earlier this month Genability released the new Value of Solar feature set including the ability to upload solar production data independent of usage.   Now the Cost Analysis tool subtracts solar production from usage and delivers you the Value of Solar. Uploading Solar Production data is as simple as uploading usage.  Go to the profile […]

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