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Utility-scale solar and wind power is the best source of cheap, large-scale renewable energy. So what will it take to bring more companies to the table?
If you want to see where the grid is heading, follow the money. And by that measure, the banks have spoken loudly.
The Economics of Load Defection is a new report that analyzes how grid-connected solar-plus-battery systems will become cost competitive with traditional retail electric service and why it matters to financiers, regulators, utilities, and other electricity system stakeholders.
Authored by Iain Kelly Kaiser Permanente’s recent announcement that it would purchase enough renewable energy to meet half of its electricity consumption in California…
There’s an opportunity to use distributed PV to better utilize the existing electricity system, which not only makes that PV more valuable to the individual customers who install it but also by reducing the cost to operate the grid, thus benefiting all customers.