Tag Archives: Value of Solar

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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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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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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Value of Solar

Now you can determine exactly what solar production will be worth to your customer within Explorer.   Using the account functionality you can put an exact price on the utility costs solar production will replace,  the Value of Solar. Calculate the Value of Solar – On the Solar Savings line in Cost Analysis,we show the […]

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