Thank you for a fantastic event!
To accompany Pete Shoemaker's slides, here are a couple of sample bills, one for a customer who is a net importer from the grid (used more than they generated), and one for a net exporter (generated more than they used).
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This event was a great success with thoughtful presentations from Dustin Mulvaney, Marissa Yeo, Sam Vanderhoof, and Kristina Whitney—followed by a lively discussion.
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To download Dustin Mulvaney's slides, click HERE.
To download Marissa Yeo's slides, click HERE.
Our 2016 Annual meeting, held at the office of SF Environment in downtown San Francisco, was a lively and intimate affair. Some of our most committed members showed up to chat, network, hear a presentation about the current state of NorCal Solar, and offer advice on the direction NorCal Solar should take in the upcoming year. After the “business meeting,” solar expert and radio show host Barry Cinnamon gave an incredibly well reasoned and cautiously optimistic keynote presentation on Solar in NorCal Under President Trump. Barry’s entertaining insights, along with the great company and astute suggestions of our attending members, made our 2016 Annual Meeting a great success.
To download our slides on the state of NorCal Solar at the end of 2016 click HERE.
The rapid growth of residential PV systems is increasingly affecting real estate values and transactions, particularly in California. On November 15, 2016, experts in the field spoke about the impact that PV is having on home appraisals and sales, how different financing packages affect buyers and sellers, and what’s being done to capture the value that solar and energy efficiency bring to a home.
Bruce Mast from Build It Green spoke on "Bridging the Worlds of Rooftop Solar and Real Estate" — Focusing on the PV information that the real estate industry finds useful and how best to get it to them. Download his slides HERE.
Jonathan Kevles of Renew Financial spoke on “The Effect on Home Buyers and Sellers of PV Financing Products, Including PACE Funding.” Download his slides HERE.
Pete Shoemaker of PG&E's Pacific Energy Center also gave a presentation on Appraisal Tools. Download his slides HERE.
Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) is the process by which cities or counties can form entities to buy electricity in bulk for their residents, giving them an alternative to the local utility. These CCAs have goals of increasing renewable energy and funding solar and other such projects in their areas. On June 21, 2016 speakers from active CCAs in the Bay Area spoke about their process, prices, solar programs, and how they interface with customers and the local utility.
To download the presentation slides of Alex DiGiorgio, Development Manager for Marin Clean Energy, click HERE.
To download the presentation slides of Woody Hastings, Renewable Energy Implementation Manager for the Center for Climate Protection, click HERE.
This Speaker Series quarterly event was held on March 23 at the offices of SF Environment at 1455 Market Street in San Francisco. A full house of attendees heard speakers from CALSEIA, PG&E and San Francisco PV vendor Luminalt give the latest information on the new net metering rules (NEM 2.0). The new rules, which go into effect when PV penetration hits a certain level, are not significantly different from the old ones, which is good news for the PV industry as a whole. There are important changes, however, and you can get more information about them by viewing the video of the event below and downloading the presenters’ slide decks.
To download Pete Shoemaker from PG&E's slides, click HERE.
To download Brad Heavner from CALSEIA's slides, click HERE.