About this course

This course will begin with an overview of the "future-proofing solar savings" concept. Right now we know for certain that the utility rates and NEM frameworks are changing all over the country. In the last quarter alone (Q3 2017), 41 states took some action related to distributed solar policy or rate design. The changes being proposed and implemented depend on state and utility territory, but the one general commodity that most share is that they typically erode the savings of customer-sited solar. In other words: these changes reduce the “avoided cost” solar can achieve, which eats into the economic value proposition of solar. So this course and video is really about how energy storage can be paired with PV to help limit that erosion of savings. The course will overview the ways to setup and model this analysis.

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Course outline

1 module • 4 assignments • 18 minutes of video lectures

Module 1 • 2 assignments
Future-proofing Solar PV savings with Energy Storage

  • Future-proofing Solar PV savings with Energy Storage (18:17 minutes)
  • Presentation Materials (.pdf)


  • Adam Gerza

    VP Business Development, Energy Toolbase
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    Adam Gerza is the VP of Business Development at Energy Toolbase, an industry leading software platform that specializes in modeling and proposing the economics of solar and energy storage projects. He has worked in the solar industry for over 12 years in various project development and policy related roles. Prior to solar, Adam traded natural gas commodity products for... Learn more

Frequently asked questions

How does this course work?
This is a free course. Enroll today and get access to all of the materials instantly. The lecture video and other materials are available any time.
How long do I have access to the materials?
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Is there a certificate of completion?
Certificates of completion are only provided to HeatSpring Membership subscribers. This course has not been approved by any credentialing organizations (NABCEP, AIA, USGBC etc) for Continuing Education Credits (CEUs). This course is for self education purposes only and completion does not indicate a level of professional expertise or credential.
Can I register multiple people?
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