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Case Study: SREC Broker Comparison for Washington, DC

Case Study: SREC Broker Comparison for Washington, DC

Honeydew Energy Advisors put together a case study for a client in Washington, DC who wanted to compare their current SREC (Solar Renewable Energy Certificate) broker, Flett Exchange, with a local competitor, Sol Systems. Here is what we found:     Flett...

When Energy Suppliers Go out of Business

When Energy Suppliers Go out of Business

Before we delve into the question begged by the title of this article, let’s take a step back and consider what an “energy supplier” is. Most ratepayer’s utility bill is divided between distribution and supply costs. The utility uses distribution fees to maintain and...

What is Pepco’s Plan to Support Solar in DC?

What is Pepco’s Plan to Support Solar in DC?

Community solar, or Community Renewable Energy Facilities (CREF) was introduced to the District of Columbia in the Community Renewable Energy Credit Rate Clarification Amendment Act of 2016. Since this time, solar companies attempting to develop CREFs have had to...

Rise of the Climate Sloths

Rise of the Climate Sloths

In the ‘90s and the early part of the 21st century, the biggest enablers of climate change were the climate deniers. They insinuated that scientists are motivated by money to lie about the science and liberal politicians used this as a cudgel to gain power. Of course...

Dorian’s Impact on Natural Gas Pricing

Dorian’s Impact on Natural Gas Pricing

Energy commodity prices are notoriously difficult to predict. Unforeseen weather and political factors can dash the conclusions of the most thoughtfully orchestrated economic forecasts. We at Honeydew do not pretend to be experts at economic forecasting. Instead, we...

NEM vs CREF Solar PV Systems

NEM vs CREF Solar PV Systems

Net Metered or NEM systems are the most common grid-direct (no batteries) solar PV system. These systems feed power to a single meter. Currently in DC, the total amount of energy the system produces may be no more than the meter consumes over the course of a year. If...

What is the DC ‘Solar for All’ Program?

What is the DC ‘Solar for All’ Program?

Many critics of the American approach to renewable energy deployment correctly point to its regressive nature. Specifically, the beneficiaries of federal and local subsidies to solar energy systems tend to be wealthy. After all, until recently, you need to own the...