Entries by Ross Martinez

Green Charge Announces New Solar Partner Solution with Energy Storage Performance Guarantees 

Now Available, Commercial Energy Storage Solution Provides Simple, Bankable Way to Bring More Value to New and Existing Solar Projects Santa Clara, Calif. June 7, 2017 — Green Charge today announced a new solution for the solar industry providing a simple, bankable way to add energy storage to new and existing projects. Designed for commercial solar developers and […]

The surprisingly painless path to installing energy storage on site

By Scott Wilson, Director of Operations | May 17, 2017 Energy industry pundits are enthusiastic about the pace of adoption of behind-the-meter energy storage. Caveats about financing challenges or legislative uncertainty seem to have little effect on this vigorous upward trend. However, some of the C&I facility managers we’ve spoken to don’t see energy storage installations […]

Water Authority Awarded $1 Million Incentive to Deploy Clean Energy Storage Project

Industrial-sized batteries expected to save approximately $100,000 per year in energy costs San Diego, Calif. May 16, 2017 — The San Diego County Water Authority has received a $1 million incentive from the California Public Utilities Commission to build and deploy intelligent energy storage that will save ratepayers money and stretch the energy output potential of solar […]

When energy storage joins the blockchain, the entire energy community benefits

By Tim Larrison, CFO | April 14, 2017 Answering the call for increasing energy self-reliance, a grassroots electricity-sharing model is emerging. “Community microgrids,” comprising community-owned or subscribed solar PV and other renewable energy sources, offer participants and surrounding consumers the security of energy resilience in times of grid failure and protection from energy price increases driven […]

Poway Unified School District Case Study

$1.6 million in energy savings creates leverage for educational excellence Consisting of 36,000 students and 39 campuses, Poway Unified School District will see energy cost savings of $1.6 million thanks to 6.3 MWh of Green Charge energy storage. With no upfront investment for the solution, saying “yes” to energy storage was a no-brainer. This forward-thinking […]

The Next Energy Frontier: Power Efficiency

Summary For much of the past four decades, energy efficiency has been the focus of electricity cost-saving initiatives. We have changed light bulbs, swapped out old appliances, insulated our buildings, and added solar systems. The efficiency gains have slowed, however, and the next savings frontier will come from power efficiency. Through a combination of distributed […]

Customer-sited mixed-asset DERs upend VPP thinking

By Mark Triplett, COO | February 28, 2017 Diversification—that tried and true strategy for financial investing—holds true for energy markets as well. As the volatility of energy generation and loads grows, utilities are gaining more agility by tapping into distributed energy resources (DERs)—loads, generation, and storage—to ensure adequate power to meet demand and to cost-efficiently mitigate the […]