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10 AugUrgent: DSA Says To Do a Solar Panel Safety Check


The California Division of the State Architect recently notified school districts and solar contractors of three instances where solar panels dislodged from solar array racking structures during moderate wind events. In a subsequent memo, DSA released new requirements for further review of solar panel attachment details (full text here). Loose solar panel connections can create a safety hazard if not detected and corrected in a timely manner. Such issues can be identified in advance if appropriate annual inspection and monitoring measures are in place.


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19 JulProp 39 Deadline Gets Extended and How to Get Ready for Summer 2018 Construction


Earlier this week, the Governor signed, AB 110, legislation that extends Prop 39: the Clean Energy Jobs Act, indefinitely. If you haven’t previously developed a Prop 39 Plan to claim funding for your District, you now have until February 26, 2018 to do so. Developing a Plan in time will require that you get started soon. The timeline below shows the key steps needed to complete a qualified Prop 39 Energy Expenditure Plan.

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06 JunFour examples of why you need Solar Asset Management


As the Asset Management Services provider for hundreds of solar PV and energy storage systems, we’ve seen just about everything. By actively managing everything from inspections to incentives, supported by detailed reporting; TerraVerde ensures that organizations get the full financial benefit from their systems. We’d like to share four examples, where management of these assets resulted in successful outcomes.

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04 JanThe Savings Numbers are Piling Up


The first number is $10,300,000, the amount of money our clients have saved on their electricity bills since one of our first solar projects energized in February, 2011. Even more important, all of the 116 solar projects we have developed and managed for our 35 clients since then have met or exceeded the expected costs savings; and we already have another 148 solar projects that will be operational by this time next year (for a total of 264).

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