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How Farms Can Tend to the Energy-Water Nexus, Reduce Costs and Help Their Communities

How Farms Can Tend to the Energy-Water Nexus, Reduce Costs and Help Their Communities

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Does Your Water District Have an Energy Strategy?

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California Goes All In for Renewable Energy

California again demonstrates its energy leadership with the signing of Senate Bill 100 by Governor Jerry Brown. SB100 puts California on a path to use 100 percent clean electricity by 2045.

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D’Arrigo Phase 4 Time-lapse Video

Windy conditions were no match for our tireless crew installing a 2.2 MW addition to D'Arrigo Farms solar project

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Quantum Shift: Five Habits of Change Leaders

Recently I took five days away from being CEO of CalCom Energy to attend Quantum Shift – an intense business conference hosted by KPMG at the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School. Here are the 5 things I learned.

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Water District

How Public Agencies Can Monetize Solar and Storage Incentives

Government Entities Can Take Advantage of Valuable Programs to Build Solar And Energy Storage. Here’s How.

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Dairy Farm Powered by Solar Power

Why Not To Wait For Solar

The Time is Ripe for Agribusinesses and Public Agencies to Go Solar

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Clean Energy Consumption v Demand

Why 2018 Is The Year For Battery Storage

Why Battery Storage + Solar Works for Agriculture and Water Districts

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CalCom Solar CalSEIA Number One in Commercial Solar Installations

CalCom Solar Ranks #1 in Commercial Solar Installations for PG&E

Leading the Solar Charge for Agriculture

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CalCom Solar 3 Ways Solar Reduces Energy Density Agricultural Crops

Three Ways Solar Can Reduce the Energy Density of Agricultural Crops

A growing number of agricultural companies are starting to consider the nexus of water, energy and food in how they run their operations – not just for environmental reasons, but because it makes

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CalCom Solar D'Arrigo Bros Salinas CA Phase 3

Growing A Solar Harvest: Monterey County’s Largest Solar Project Gets Bigger

This week, CalCom announced an exciting addition to Monterey County’s largest privately owned solar project for D’Arrigo Bros.

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CalCom Solar Happy Holidays 2017

Happy Holidays from CalCom Solar!

Top 5 Reasons to be Optimistic in 2018

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CalCom Solar Remote Operations Center 2017

Is Your Solar Investment Doing Its Job?

Solar projects are long-term investments and, like all investments, you need a reliable way to measure them.

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Energy Bill Analytics Services

CalCom Solar Saves California Agricultural Customers Thousands on Net Metering Bills

Aggregated Net Metering Bills Got You Down?

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TESLA battery

Maximizing Solar Savings with Energy Storage Systems

One of the most frequent questions I get from customers is about the potential of battery storage systems to maximize savings from a solar project.

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CalCom Solar Inc 5000 Dylan Dupre 2017

Finding Your Passion: How a Small Solar Business Became an Inc. 5000 Leader

In August 2017, CalCom Solar was named to the top 25 of the Inc. 5000 for the second year in a row.

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CalCom Solar Distributed Energy Resource Saturation

Distributed Energy Resource Saturation

Tim McDuffie, P.E., Chief Engineer at CalCom Solar, recently published an in-depth look at distributed energy resource saturation and its effect on interconnection issues at Solar Pro.

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SCE Solar Rate Billing Correction

SCE to Remedy Under Compensation for Solar Customers

CalCom Solar is excited to announce major progress with Southern California Edison’s (SCE) Net Energy Metering Aggregation (NEMA) billing.

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Operations and Maintenance Ag Solar Arrays

Webinar: Solar Field of Dreams: Tracking your Solar O&M Investment

Title: Solar Field of Dreams: Tracking your Solar O&M Investment Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Time: 2 PM Eastern Daylight Time / 11 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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Blog NEM 1.0 NEM 2.0

NEM 2.0 Changes and 2016

As you consider installing or adding on to your solar system, we want to keep you up to date on the latest developments on Net Energy Metering (NEM) and NEM 2.0.

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635 Atwood Visalia CA

CalCom Solar Moving to New, Larger Facility

Due to record growth and increasing capabilities, CalCom Solar is moving into a new, larger facility at the end of April, 2016. Our new address will be:

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Blog CPUC Approves New NEM Program

Net Energy Metering Extension for Solar Is Great for Ag Operations

The California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) formally signed the December 15, 2015 draft NEM decision at their January 28, 2016 Voting Meeting, extending the positive aspects of Net Energy Meter

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SCADA Recloser Regulatory Change

Regulatory Relief for Solar Customers Thanks to CalCom Solar Efforts

Eliminating Red Tape is a Fundamental Part of CalCom Solar's Customer Service Ethic

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Boiling Frog

Is PG&E Boiling the Frog?

Eight PG&E "micro" rate changes in the past 27 months -- a new one took effect this month -- have pushed the Ag rate that affects most growers 13% higher.

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Net Energy Metering Aggregation NEMA


Originally implementation of Aggregated Net Metering (ANM), also known as Net Energy Metering Aggregation (NEMA), scheduled for mid February, but the PUC is working to resolve additional issues

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Rate Meter

Understanding Electric Bills

When you buy electricity, you're charged by the kilowatt-hour (kWh). If you use 1000 watts for 1 hour, that’s a kilowatt-hour.

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ANM (NEM) to Proceed!

If you are an Ag operation with more than one meter, this is important news for you.

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Solar Means Business

Solar Means Business

32,800 US businesses have now installed solar PV systems, an increase of 40% from 2012.

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California Public Utilities Commission

Agriculture Benefits from Aggregated Net Metering

For agricultural businesses, controlling electric costs just became easier and less expensive.

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Solar Consolidation

Solar Industry Consolidation

Industry consolidation is part of growth. We’re suggesting you invest in solar installations, not solar manufacturers.

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Solar Operations Maintenance

Cleaning Solar Panels

Is cleaning solar panels worth the time and effort? How much does dirt affect electric power generation?

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