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Energy Finance

Modeling NEM 2.0 Solar Projects with Energy Toolbase - Self Study

by Adam Gerza • Last updated 02/2021

4.4/5 (view ratings)
152 students
1 module
22 minutes
5 assignments

Course description

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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Full course outline

Module 1 - Modeling NEM 2.0 Solar Projects

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


Adam Gerza

VP Business Development, Energy Toolbase

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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by Saravanan S 04/10/2020

The course is very much useful

by Joel Nzima 04/10/2019

it suppose to be development and well

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