A Pathway to the Distributed Grid: Evaluating the Economics of Distributed Energy Resources and Outlining a Pathway to Capturing their Potential Value

Solar City
http://www.solarcity.com/sites/default/files/SolarCity_Distributed_Grid.pdf

[Clean Technica] Solar rooftops could go a long way to strengthening California’s aging power grid, and save its residents more than $1.4 billion annually.

These are the conclusions from a new white paper published by SolarCity’s Grid Engineering team, which describes in detail how distributed energy resources such as rooftop solar, batteries, and advanced inverters, could offer “a superior economic alternative to today’s centralized grid design.” The white paper, A Pathway to the Distributed Grid (PDF), aims to evaluate “the economics of distributed energy resources” and outline “a pathway to capturing their potential value…”

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