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…

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…

How Sustainability Works for All of Us

By Vic Shao, CEO | February 16, 2017 For many, “sustainability” evokes images of solar panels, windmills, and electric vehicles. When we at Green Charge use the word, we are indeed talking about reducing carbon emissions by using energy…

Utility partnerships deliver wins on both sides of the meter

By Dave Margolius, Solutions Developer | January 30, 2017 Considering the rapid pace of developments in behind-the-meter energy storage, we could fill post after post on GC Update with our experiences and insights into customer-sited battery-based…

Latest data support bullish stance on commercial energy storage

By Vic Shao, CEO | January 19, 2017 Recently, I spoke to Green Charge employees about the state of the commercial energy storage industry and my vision for our role in it. There was much room for optimism: As the cost of a kilowatt-hour…

The GridSynergy Platform: Oh, the Places It’ll Go!

By Jason Goodhand, Director of Business Development | January 4, 2017 More than a year ago, I was an ENGIE employee working on new business initiatives in Houston. Looking into the energy storage business, my colleagues and I reached…

Waiting for battery prices to fall? Patience does not pay off.

By Steve Kelley, Senior Vice President | November 28, 2016 Despite the robust outlook for battery-based energy storage, some organizations that could stand to benefit greatly from behind-the-meter systems are considering a delay in purchase,…
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ESNA 2016 Site Tour

On Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 Green Charge hosted a site tour for the Energy Storage North America Expo and Conference. Guests toured energy storage systems installed at Del Norte High School and Mike Hess Brewing in San Diego, Californ…

SGIP funding to increase: more affordable solar + energy storage in California on the way

By Walker Wright, Director of Policy and Market Development Strategy, ENGIE | September 23, 2016 After a period of concern that California energy storage installations wouldn’t come close to meeting the increasing demand of schools…

Risk-modeling accuracy key to selling solar + storage

By Dan Vickery, Director, Market Development & Analytics | August 8, 2016 Anyone who cares about sustainability, free markets, and lower energy costs can reasonably claim that when solar PV providers thrive, so do solar customers. But…