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Slides from the Speaker Event on June 20, 2017
Clarifying the New PV Value Proposition: The ABCs of NEM 2, NBCs, and CCAs
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).
Non-Bypassable Charges (NBCs) in Net Metering 2.0
Solar Home Basics from ASES
These web pages from our parent organization, the American Solar Energy Society (ASES), cover topics including:
- Solar Hot Water Heating
- Solar Electric Systems
- Energy Efficiency Basics
- Passive Solar Design Basics
- Wind System Basics
- Ground Source Heat and Cooling Basics
Solar Energy Basics from NREL
A Homeowner's Guide to Solar Financing
Electric Bills 101 for Solar Professionals
Solar Energy Resource Guide (SERG) by NorCal Solar
For a comprehensive background on solar, be sure to get our Solar Energy Resource Guide from 2013.