Grid Edge

The Value of an Open Framework for Interoperability at the Edge of the Grid

In 2016, a new distributed solar PV system is projected to be installed every 83 seconds in the United States. According to GTM Research, distributed solar capacity has more than doubled in the past 2.5 years. This is forcing utilities to examine how to attain the benefits of solar and other distributed energy resources while containing management complexity.

Grid Edge

The Next Evolution of Demand Response

New Brunswick Power talks about how it is leveraging distributed energy resources to create a real-time, dynamic solution to renewable energy firming

New Brunswick Power has a goal of generating 40 percent of its portfolio from renewables by 2020. Like many utilities looking towards a more renewable future, the utility was faced with solving the capacity firming challenges that come with intermittent energy resources like the wind that blows so freely in the Maritime region of eastern Canada. An important component of the solution involved working with its customers on an innovative distributed energy management initiative focused on demand-side management.


Top 7 Design Misconceptions in Solar

In order to stay competitive, solar designers must ensure that every design decision is optimal for minimizing cost and maximizing performance. The biggest opportunities for improvement are design rules-of-thumb: often determined a decade ago during high module costs, these design techniques are easy to apply, yet often cost developers money.


Solar Sales Best Practices for Stellar Results

The solar industry is lucrative and growth has been phenomenal over the last few years. But even a rapidly growing industry can’t account for sales teams wasting opportunities by not using the right tools.

This webinar will dive into Velocify's recent secret shopper study of residential solar installers sales tactics to highlight best practices, key metrics, and practical strategies to optimize your sales processes. By helping reps quickly respond to leads and follow a proven process to qualify more prospects, Velocify enables solar sales teams to see immediate improvement in their effectiveness and productivity.


How to Reduce Risk in Commercial Solar

Solar is an investment, which makes maximizing total return a critical component to any commercial project. When evaluating commercial solar bids, reducing risks should be a priority. Regardless of role—EPC, building owner, developer, financier, etc.—decision makers should understand how to mitigate risk. With its extensive experience in delivering energy management technology for the solar industry, Enphase Energy will share ways to minimize risk, and thus maximize commercial solar investments.


StorEdge: Optimized Inverter Solutions for Home Energy Storage

Traditional storage systems have only appealed to a small percentage of the population. However, today, two colliding trends in the PV and storage industries could radically change the landscape of home storage. The combination of low-cost lithium-ion batteries derived from the Electronic Vehicle (EV) industry and smart inverter technologies is creating new opportunities for storage and PV to solve many grid related issues. Please join SolarEdge as we discuss the coming changes in the US Storage market.

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