Modeling NEM 2.0 Solar Projects with Energy Toolbase - Self Study


Author: Adam Gerza

Subjects: Solar: Energy Finance

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This course delves into modeling NEM 2.0 (Net Metering Version 2.0) solar projects, using the latest version of Energy Toolbase. Enrollment includes a tutorial lecture, slides and an additional resource.

Energy Toolbase allows users to "model any NEM 2.0 scenario where exports to the grid are valued at less than the retail rate. Instantly determine how much energy is being exported and the effect that has on the projects’ economics."

Learning objectives & start times:

0:25 -- NEM terminology
1:31 -- Setting up NEM 2.0 projects
1:54 -- Metering type
3:25 -- True-up period
4:15 -- Compensation at end of true-up
5:22 -- Determine exports
13:57 -- Calculate $/kWh avoided cost
19:11 -- Optimize solar system size

Energy Toolbase is an "industry leading software platform for modeling and proposing the economics of solar PV and energy storage projects. Our SaaS product is trusted by hundreds of leading distributed energy organizations nationwide to accurately, objectively and transparently analyze their projects. Energy Toolbase was built BY renewable energy developers FOR renewable energy developers."

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Self Paced Online Course

This is a self-study, self-paced online course. You can begin instantly upon enrollment and complete the course materials on your own pace.

Access Information and Build Your Training Library

After enrolling, the course materials will remain in your account and be accessible 12 months (1 year) after enrollment. Access can be extended beyond 1 year with a monthly membership. Rewatch videos and review assignments as many times as you want. Return to your course anytime with online access from anywhere in the world.


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Adam Gerza

COO, Energy Toolbase

Adam Gerza is the COO of Energy Toolbase, an industry leading software platform for modeling and proposing the economics of solar and storage projects. He has worked in the solar industry for over 9 years in various project development, policy and finance related roles. Prior to solar, Adam traded natural gas commodity products for 5 years for a bank and later a hedge...[more]

Course Outline

Modeling NEM 2.0 Solar Projects

  • Modeling NEM 2.0 Solar Projects (Video - 22:21 minutes)
  • Powerpoint slides (Download .pdf)
  • The Value of Interval Meter Data - in solar PV project analysis (Download .pdf)

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