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Balance-of-system costs today make up the majority of system prices. That’s today’s land of opportunity for further cost declines in solar. And now, battery energy storage is undergoing a similar evolution.
Even with lowered PV costs and the prevalence of third-party financing programs, solar is largely out of reach for many low-income families.
There is a looming disconnect between the rapidly evolving new world of distributed energy technologies and the old world of electricity pricing, where relatively little has changed since the early 20th century.
With more than 2,900 branches, 5 million customers, and $300 billion in assets, PNC is one of the largest banks in the U.S. Energy efficiency and sustainability more broadly are important parts of the company’s corporate culture and embodied in its bank branches.
The recent economic crisis has hit much of America extremely hard, but the effects can be seen even more drastically on tribal lands. Some tribes are looking to utility-scale renewable energy projects to help bring income into reservations.