Kevala @ MIT: Discussing the impact of climate change at the Entrepreneurship Forum

By Dina Kazazz, Director of Business Development Last week, Kevala was invited to participate in a MIT Entrepreneurship Forum on Climate Change Preparedness in Massachusetts. The event’s aim was to initiate a discussion of the looming challenges posed by climate change – such as rising sea levels – and the current efforts to mitigate the pace of[…]

Recent Discussions in California’s Clean Energy Revolution

Recent Discussions in California’s Clean Energy Revolution In November, More Than Smart, a non-profit focused on promoting increased distributed energy resource (DER) integration, hosted its National Distributed Energy Conference in San Francisco. Among conference participants were utilities, regulators, solar developers, researchers, policymakers and others (including Kevala) who gathered to discuss the current barriers to DER[…]

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SunShot and Beyond: What’s Next for Kevala

By Eleanor Stribling VP, Product On Wednesday, the United States Department of Energy SunShot Initiative announced that Kevala was awarded a $1.7 million grant to build out our Grid Assessor platform.  Grid Assessor helps developers reduce the risk and cost of building their projects – and optimize the forecasted value of the assets – with sophisticated[…]

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New Whitepaper: Three Ways Data Will Accelerate Solar Electricity Development in the Next Five Years

Soft costs have been increasing as a percentage of total system costs for non-residential developers. At Kevala, we believe that more and better quality data will fundamentally change how developers approach new solar projects. In this excerpt from our new whitepaper, we show how our data reveals meaningful differences between nodal values in the same[…]

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Whitepaper: Income Distribution of Rooftop Solar Customers

It used to be rare to see solar panels shining from residential rooftops, but in the last two years the sight has become much more common. As solar installations have doubled, installations are increasingly located in predominantly moderate-income neighborhoods. This demographic shift was what was intended when the California Solar Initiative (CSI), a state incentive[…]

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Whitepaper: Geography Dependent Valuation

Applying a Time Dependent Value (“TDV”) analysis uniformly across California to assess solar PV’s value fails to consider the locational value of these resources and results in underestimating their value by roughly 5%. This equates to an estimated two hundred and fifty million dollar undervaluation of solar PV if viewed through a Geography Dependent Value[…]