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…
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Santa Cruz County Case Study

Sustainability leader caps successful year with county's first energy storage installation Around 1,500 employees and hundreds of visitors a day create significant demand for energy at the Santa Cruz County Governmental Center. Alongside several…

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…
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Grossmont Union High School District Case Study

California's largest K-12 energy storage project offers many opportunities to learn Serving more than 22,000 students at 11 schools across La Mesa, California, Grossmont Union High School District has been pulling out all the stops to keep…

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…