Category Archives: News

Articles about important news in the solar and energy industries.

energysage net metering 3 survey

What do California solar installers think about NEM 3? We asked them!

Since the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved the Net Billing Tariff, also known as Net Metering 3 (NEM 3), in mid-December, the industry has primarily focused on how the new policy will affect solar shoppers in California (and for good reason): it reduces solar savings by more than 60% over 20 years. But plainly absent from existing articles and thought pieces about the consequences of the NEM 3 decision is the perspective of the people whose livelihoods will be impacted day to day: solar installers in California

With that in mind, EnergySage surveyed three dozen solar installers in California to gauge their sentiments around NEM 3, how the policy has already affected the solar industry in California, their forecasts for how the industry will change moving forward, and how they plan to adapt to the new solar climate in California after the mid-April transition to NEM 3. 

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Highlights from CES 2023

We were able to kick off the new year in Las Vegas at one of the biggest tech events in the world: CES. EnergySage joined Schneider Electric in their booth to talk about how we can help consumers go solar, and were able to explore the entire show floor, learning about the latest and greatest tech in the clean energy industry. In this article, we’ll share the key trends we noticed at CES 2023 and how they’re changing home energy. 

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EnergySage’s favorite highlights from COP27

Last month, nearly 200 leaders from various countries came together in Egypt at the COP27 to discuss climate action and goals for the upcoming year and near future. Some of the main goals were to allocate finances, involve youth in climate change policy, and acknowledge and protect nature-based solutions to adapt to and mitigate climate change. Spearheaded by the United Nations (UN) and all affiliated nations, COP is arguably the most important and biggest climate-related conference in the world. In this article, we’ll outline the key outcomes from the 27th conference. 

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energy news 11/18/22

Energy news: November 18th, 2022

Welcome to this week’s energy news roundup! Today, we’ll talk about the recently announced plans for Net Energy Metering (NEM) 3.0 and the implications it could have on residential solar in California (the leading solar state). We’ll also cover the new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposal aimed at achieving an 87 percent reduction in methane emissions from the oil and gas industry by 2030.

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EnergySage Intel Report

Solar industry highlights: cost, popular companies, battery demand, and more

In August 2022, we published the fifteenth iteration of our Solar Marketplace Intel Report. From ongoing supply chain constraints to the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act, the residential solar market has changed considerably over the past six months – and will continue to do so throughout the near future. At EnergySage, we remain committed to making the solar industry more transparent, affordable, and accessible, especially as it grows and transforms. In this article, we’ll share some key findings from this most recent Intel Report (check out this page to access the full report).

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Key takeaways from RE+ 2022

After three long years, RE+ (formerly Solar Power International, or SPI), the largest energy trade show in North America, occurred last week. We at EnergySage were lucky to join the 30,000 people (!) who attended the event and gained first-hand knowledge about what’s creating buzz in the industry. The excitement surrounding the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act was palpable and there seemed to be a clear commitment across the industry to support Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) initiatives by supporting a wider array of workers in the industry and bringing clean energy to a broader group of people. 

In this article, we’ll highlight both the new products that caught our attention as well as some of the soon-to-be-released products we’re most excited about. Here’s what you need to know from RE+ 2022. 

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Energy news 9/29/22

Energy news: Sep 29, 2022

It’s been a busy past few weeks for the energy industry – last week, EnergySage attended the largest energy trade show in North America, RE+ (formerly SPI), and this week we have a lot to update you on while we’ve been out! We’re welcoming you into Autumn with an energy news roundup covering a brand-new study published by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), as well as a key California climate package recently signed into law by Governor Newsom. 

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energy news 9/9/22

Energy news: September 9, 2022

Happy September! As we wrap up the end of the summer this week, we’ll discuss two happy stories that are helping to bring more clean, electric energy to the grid – a new bill in California designed to make community solar more accessible and the first vehicle-to-grid (V2G) charger for one of the most popular electric vehicles, the Nissan LEAF.

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