As the solar industry matures, we are beginning to see the emergence of new partnership models. The latest announcement is between National Grid – who owns an electric distribution utility in Massachusetts & upstate New York – and SunRun, one of the leading funders of residential solar installations in the country. As the article notes: “The partnership will also include research on how distributed energy resources can be aggregated to balance and optimize the grid, a service which is currently provided by centralized generators.” Read Here.
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There are many complicated issues with the utility grid: technological, financial, government policy, monopolies…
It’s fascinating that one of the biggest “problems” (in Germany, California, and soon-to-be-almost-everywhere) is that – at times – there is SO much renewable energy being produced – that it’s FREE.