About this course

All 3 California IOU's are now officially accepting Energy Storage Net Metering (aka NEM Paired Storage) applications. This effectively permits eligible solar + storage systems to export storage to the grid and receive a full NEM credit, assuming the battery charges entirely from solar. Throughout this course, we unpack the mechanics of how exactly NEM Paired Storage works, and illustrate the added value it can provide for both Residential & Commercial solar + storage projects.


  • CEC RPS Guidebook overview
  • 2014 NEM and storage decision & rules
  • New NEM paired storage rules
  • List of Certified Power Control Systems
  • Modeling NEM paired storage in ETB Developer
  • Case study results
  • Key takeaways for NEM paired storage

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Course outline

1 module • 4 assignments • 49 minutes of video lectures

Module 1 • 2 assignments
NEM Paired Storage: Why it Matters

  • NEM Paired Storage: Why it Matters (49:17 minutes)
  • 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

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.
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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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