Impressions from the Orange Button Conference

The Orange Button Initiative was started recently to drive down the cost of distributed solar energy finance and facilitate data interchange. This initiative is promoted by a partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy Sunshot Initiative and the SunSpec Alliance, gaining significant traction in the solar PV and energy storage market. 3megawatt was invited to talk about our relationship to Orange Button, where North America’s lead customer manager Brendan Cook discussed “How automated data interchange can help reduce the effort of monthly reporting.” Brendan came back with lots of great insight and here are his top 3 impressions from the conference.

Three Signs Your Asset Management Practices Have Outgrown Excel

Excel is an incredibly useful tool and we may never move away from it entirely but it is important to recognize when your asset management practices have outgrown spreadsheets. It is time to move on… It will be hard to let go of those handcrafted spreadsheets that have become so routine but unfortunately they are not conducive to a complex portfolio and ultimately the growth of your company.

Becoming a PPA Invoicing Pro

It is about that time - you must start processing your PPAs again it is an inevitable part of renewable energy management. Although a simple and routine task someone must do it. As an asset manager you might even look forward to the busy work, for once, you get to sit down with a cup of coffee. The problem is the endless amount of tasks keep piling up. Learn how easy it is to set up your automated invoicing system and even go paperless! It is a lot easier than it sounds.

GDPR, what we are doing, and why it is important to us!

The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is a new regulation that will affect the EU. It is the most significant piece of European data protection legislation to be introduced in 20 years and it will come in force May 25th. Your privacy is very important to us! Accordingly, we have developed this policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate, disclose, and make use of personal information.