How Storage Can Enhance Your Solar Project
By on May 26, 2020

A solar installation is a good first step in achieving many goals – whether it’s reducing dependence on fossil fuels, lowering energy costs or addressing concerns about grid reliability. But it takes more than simply installing panels to realize the full promise of solar. The addition of intelligent storage can dramatically improve the economics of […]

The operations leader’s role in recession-proofing manufacturing facilities
By on May 11, 2020

How to demonstrate resilience and innovative leadership during COVID-19 COVID-19 is impacting companies and industries across the globe, straining economies, societies, and supply chains. Manufacturers are hardly immune; more than 70 percent of industrial manufacturers fear negative financial impacts from COVID-19, according to a recent PwC poll. The Chief Operations Officers, VPs of Operations, and […]

Solar+Storage: The Right Equation for Resilience
By on March 30, 2020

No matter where you live in the United States, you’ve likely noticed the uptick in power outages resulting from natural and manmade disasters. Hurricanes, like Superstorm Sandy, left nearly 1.5 million New Yorkers without power for at least 10 days. And after transmission lines were suspected of causing wildfires in California, the state’s largest utility, […]

Open Letter about COVID-19
By on March 23, 2020

Dear customers, partners and friends, As we persevere together in the face of the COVID-19 global pandemic, I want to share with you Stem’s ongoing commitment to supporting our customers and business partners, while also helping to keep our communities safe. A primary focus for us, as for all of you, is the safety and […]

3 Ways Energy Storage is Fueling the Renewables Revolution
By on March 9, 2020

Across our country, there is an increased focus on renewable energy sources to combat the extreme impacts of climate change, and address the problems caused by a growing demand for power from an aging grid. While significant progress has been made through federal and state incentive programs that have helped drive down the costs of […]

The Future of AI in Power Grids is Here
By on February 28, 2020

Recently I spoke with Wall Street Journal reporter Asa Fitch for his article “The Key to Keeping the Lights On: Artificial Intelligence.” From the top he noted that Florida Power & Light (FPL) technology investments are paying off especially with the effects of Hurricane Wilma (2005) and of Hurricane Irma (2017). Both category five hurricanes […]

Great 2019 … Another record year on tap with new partner network
By on January 30, 2020

The energy storage market is growing exponentially and with Stem coming off a record 2019 in all aspects of the business, we are positioned for another record year in 2020. Our core mission continues to be enabling a more strategic approach to energy management through intelligent storage. Whether our customers are interested in controlling cost, […]

Stem Earns Place in Prestigious Global Cleantech 100 for 2020
By on January 16, 2020

For more than a decade, Stem has been at the forefront of intelligent energy use, working to build energy infrastructure that responds to the challenges facing enterprises today. Through these efforts, Stem has revealed new ways for companies to leverage AI and energy storage to transform the way that they use renewable energy, resulting in […]

Enterprise energy strategies
By on December 5, 2019

How develop a comprehensive energy management strategy The changing energy landscape Whether your enterprise has one already or not, a comprehensive energy strategy is critical to success in the new energy economy. Once simply a proactive measure to enhance an organization’s reputation as forward-facing, it has now become a critical lever to make your organization […]

Six areas of expertise required for deploying large-scale energy storage projects
By on November 12, 2019

Analysts estimate that around 1 out of every 3 large-scale solar projects contracted today includes energy storage. Adding energy storage to solar increases project revenues through different value drivers depending on the market. Ultimately, energy storage gives solar assets more flexibility, making it possible to use solar generation at the most valuable times, instead of […]

The Santa Rosa Junior College sustainability plus resilience strategy: Solar, energy storage, and microgrids
By on October 24, 2019

At just over 100 years old, Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) is part of the California Community Colleges System, the largest higher education system in the U.S. It is also in the heart of Santa Rosa County, a community that over the last few years has been barraged by disastrous wildfires, such as the 2017 […]

PG&E power shutoffs enhance the need for resilience
By on October 9, 2019

This week, California’s largest utility, Pacific Gas and Electric, is shutting off power for thousands of customers, including highly populated regions like the Bay Area, Napa, and Sonoma County. The move is part of PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoff program, which was rolled out this year by the utility to reduce wildfire risk. With heavy […]

How to sharpen your competitive edge with energy storage
By on September 15, 2019

For most enterprises, energy is among their biggest non-discretionary – and most unpredictable – costs, and is often looked at as a tax on operations. At many organizations, energy remains unmonitored and not carefully managed, likely due to complexity and lack of control. But leading enterprises are demonstrating innovative strategies for taking control of their […]

Energy storage for demand response
By on September 14, 2019

Demand response refers to utility and wholesale market programs that energy customers can participate in to earn money for reducing electricity use during peak times. Demand response is a key resource for maintaining grid reliability and reducing peak electricity prices. But traditionally, it can be challenging to participate. In order to do so, customers must […]

Stem enters the front of meter energy storage market with a solar energy storage partnership in Massachusetts
By on July 9, 2019

Today Stem, Inc., announced a new partnership with Syncarpha Capital, LLC, a New York based private equity firm that develops, owns and operates distributed photovoltaic solar energy systems as well as energy storage systems, to build 28.2 megawatt-hours of front of meter storage projects co-sited with solar in Massachusetts.  Incorporating storage into renewable energy projects […]

5 Business Initiatives That You Can Power Up With Solar + Storage
By on June 26, 2019

Renewable energy procurement and onsite energy generation such as solar are great first steps in driving profits and meeting sustainability goals. They cut overall energy consumption to lower costs while reducing greenhouse gas emissions, which modern customers now expect from brands. However, to fully unlock the value of solar and renewables, businesses must also deploy […]

Stem Featured for its Non-Wires Alternatives Solution
By on November 21, 2018

Stem Featured for its Non-Wires Alternatives Solution Recently, the Smart Electric Power Alliance and the Peak Load Management Alliance surveyed 10 non-wires alternatives projects in seven states, including Stem’s Local Capacity Requirement network for Southern California Edison. NWAs are an innovative regulatory approach that seek to use distributed energy resources to delay or replace traditional […]

John Carrington Reviews New Equity and Project Finance Trends
By on November 9, 2018

On Energy Storage, Investors Are Looking for Transaction Efficiency, Proven Results By John Carrington, Chief Executive Officer In October 2018, Stem CEO John Carrington was featured in Morning Consult for his views on new finance trends among equity and project finance investors. The growth of the energy storage industry is dependent on expanding the number, quality and […]

Solar + Storage Financing Requires Experience
By on November 8, 2018

In Solar Novus Today By Bill Bush, Stem CFO  Within five years, the vast majority of the retail solar market will be solar + storage, and much of the wholesale distributed solar market will be, too.  Why? The energy markets, supply chains, electric rates, solar remuneration rules, and customers’ interests in controlling their energy decisions are […]

Stem Joins Jon Powers in an Experts Only Podcast on Storage Finance Trends
By on September 18, 2018

By Bill Bush, Stem Chief Financial Officer Jon Powers, the Co-Founder and President of CleanCapital, leads the enormously popular Experts Only podcast, a biweekly podcast with foremost finance experts that explores the intersection of energy, finance, and innovation. In this podcast, Jon and I discuss the dramatic growth of artificial intelligence-driven energy storage, the potentially […]