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The Ultimate Guide to NEM 2.0: Non-Bypassable Charges Explained

Starting this year, a new approach to net metering is being rolled out across California, called NEM 2.0. We explain the billing changes for solar customers.

Andrew GongAndrew Gong

The Hidden Factors that Affect Solar Savings: Part 2, the End of the Billing Cycle

There are many variations in how utilities bill solar customers, which can substantially impact solar savings. One of these is when the billing cycle ends.

Gwen BrownGwen Brown

The Hidden Factors that Affect Solar Savings: Part 1, Monthly vs. Annual Billing

There are many variations in how utilities bill solar customers. Today, we look at the impacts of monthly vs. annual billing on solar savings.

Gwen BrownGwen Brown

How Solar Can Benefit Utility Customers on Tiered Rates

Utilities with tiered rates charge different prices for electricity based on how much a customer consumes. For solar customers this has important impacts.

Gwen BrownGwen Brown

Making Sense of Demand Charges: What Are They and How Do They Work?

Demand charges can comprise a significant portion of commercial customers bills. To accurately communicate post-solar savings, C&I solar installers need to have a clear understanding of how commercial customers are billed and what demand charges are; our primer has you covered.

Gwen BrownGwen Brown

How to Estimate a Homeowner’s Energy Load Profile

An energy load profile is essential to determining the value that a solar installation will provide. We discuss how to model one and why it's so important.

Gwen BrownGwen Brown

How Time of Use Rates Work

Time of Use rates, which charge different prices for electricity depending on the time of day, are common for solar customers. We explain how they work.

Samuel AdeyemoSamuel Adeyemo

How Much is Solar Energy Worth? Understanding Solar Compensation Under Net Energy Metering and Feed-in Tariffs

Bill savings are a major benefit of installing solar, but how is your solar energy valued? We explain the 2 main approaches: net metering and feed-in tariffs.

Gwen BrownGwen Brown

How to Size a PV System from an Electricity Bill

How can beginners size rooftop solar array to completely offset an electricity bill? Find out by following our step-by-step guide on sizing any PV system.

Christian BrownChristian Brown