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K-12 Facilities Guide to Saving Time, Energy and Money

According to a 2020 study, California has 2,430 solar-powered schools and leads the nation in solar adoption, yet energy costs are the second largest expense after teacher salaries. Most of these schools could benefit from new subsidies and inexpensive energy efficiency measures.
Join energy efficiency expert and CEO of Extensible Energy, John Powers, and solar school expert and co-founder of Solar CFO, Tom Monreal, to learn about the latest energy efficiency strategies and time-saving tips to gain further savings from your solar-powered school.

The Great Debate: Can Energy Management Software Alone Replace Batteries?

In this lively debate, representatives from the commercial storage and demand management software sectors will debate the cost and value of energy storage for commercial customers, installers, and the grid.


Debating for energy storage will be Andrew Tanner of Yotta Energy. Speaking for demand management software, John Powers of Extensible Energy. Stuck in the middle with the unenviable position of making a choice, Jonas Villalba of Promise Energy.

Financial and Software Innovations in Energy for Nonprofit Organizations

Nonprofit organizations can benefit from installing solar, but they can have unique financial challenges due to their tax-exempt status and energy usage patterns.

Extensible Energy’s John Powers and K12 Energy’s Joel Carr will discuss several financial and intelligent energy management strategies that can help nonprofits to become more sustainable while increasing their solar PPA savings.

Taking Control of Your Energy Costs During Environmental Turbulence

Energy resource use is being reshaped by environmental pressures we're now forced to reconcile with. Join John Powers, Extensible Energy CEO - a Shadow Ventures lab startup, and K.P. Reddy, Shadow Venture's founder, for a discussion about changing the grid and opportunities to innovate around more flexible and resilient systems.

Must-Have Commercial Solar Software Tools for 2021 

Easy Remote Commercial Solar Designs and Demand Charge Management

It’s a new year and there is a new generation of must-have commercial solar software tools hitting the market that every solar installer should consider.


Learn how Aurora Solar’s remote design software and Extensible Energy’s load flexibility software enable commercial solar EPCs and developers to design PV systems anywhere, while providing higher customer ROI.

Analysis of three different buildings with DemandEx installed

Locations and building type in this analysis:

  • Orange County Small Office Building

  • Bakersfield Church

  • Colorado Auto Dealer

In each case study we include:

  • Description of building and customer pain points

  • Real utility interval data with and without DemandEx

  • Actual calculated demand savings for the data

  • Insight into how we managed to save customers money

Learn to Manage Demand Charges Without Batteries

The Three Case Studies that Taught Us the Most

Join John Powers and Ben Lochtenberg for an exploration of what they've learned about managing demand charges without batteries. Powers and Lochtenberg share their findings via three partner case studies in different utility territories. These studies illustrate upsides, best practices, meeting unique customer needs, and money-saving results for:

  • Office Building #1 in Southern California

  • Large high-end retail space in Colorado (Auto Dealership)

  • Community Space/Religious Institution [in the Central Valley OR in Northern California]​

Solar contractors, developers & installers will understand the pros and cons of non-battery strategies that economically address demand charges and time-of-use rates using cutting edge software. 

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New Tools for Increasing Customer Savings As Utility Rates Change

John Powers and Diane Dandeneau discuss how solar contractors, developers & installers can employ new strategies to address demand charges and time-of-use rates, with or without battery storage.

John and Diane will present new energy management strategies that can help PV installers close more business with commercial customers, and will include opportunities for attendee questions. Join the professional commercial PV contracting community for ways of growing our industry and better serving our customers.

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