About this course

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022 was signed into law on August 16th, 2022, providing a historic $369 billion of clean energy and climate investments over the next 10 years. Our team has been diving deep into the energy storage and solar tax provisions within the bill, to understand how these tax credits will affect the economics of different types of projects and which markets are poised to see increased growth as a result. This webinar is intended to provide solar and energy storage developers with actionable short- and long-term steps to fully capitalize on this historic legislation.
  • Summarize the key tax credit provisions within the IRA and the impact they will have on projects, including direct pay, prevailing wage and apprenticeship requirements, transferability, and adders for domestic content, energy, and low-income communities.
  • Standalone Energy Storage Tax Credit. Review the project economics (payback period, IRR, NPV) for a typical C&I standalone ESS project in California, in each of the 3 IOU territories (PG&E, SCE, SDG&E).
  • Discuss what state markets are viable for standalone ESS. Review the illustrative payback period for a standalone ESS project based on different $/kW demand charges.
  • Discuss best practices on how to optimally size and operate standalone energy storage systems to maximize project ROI.
  • Production Tax Credit (PTC) vs. Investment Tax Credit (ITC). Illustrate how to determine if you are better off utilizing the solar PTC or ITC for your specific project.
  • Other related topics: retrofitting ESS onto projects that already have PV, how this may affect the NEM-3 outcome in California and other pending successor NEM tariff decisions.

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Course outline

1 module • 4 assignments • 1:06 hours of video lectures

Module 1 • 2 assignments
Inflation Reduction Act (IRA): energy storage & solar tax credits.

  • Inflation Reduction Act (IRA): energy storage & solar tax credits. (01:06:25 hours)
  • Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Slide Deck (.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

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Kelly M
Heather H

The course offered a comprehensive view of tax credits and incentives specific to energy storage and solar projects. It covered everything from investment tax credits (ITCs) to depreciation schedules, helping participants maximize financial benefits while adhering to legal and regulatory requirements. This knowledge is invaluable for professionals involved in renewable energy project development, financial planning, and policy advocacy.

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