Today’s electricity system differs from this ill-fated ship in one key respect: we still have the power to avoid the collision.
More than any 21st century energy source, solar can power an equitable and environmentally sound energy future.
The U.S. electricity system is undergoing the biggest change in its 130-year history, undermining the rationale for monopoly ownership and control.
Utilities are scrambling to remain relevant in this technological firestorm, and energy wonks are envisioning a new business model – Utility 2.0 – based around solar, storage and electric vehicles.
Why are America’s rural electric cooperatives are tethered to dirty, old coal-fired power plants instead of local-wealth generating renewable power?
A version 2.0 electric utility offers a way for utilities to remain financially solvent, even profitable in a decentralized and renewable energy system.
Want proof distributed solar is booming? Two charts show how it provided over 25% of new US power plant capacity in 2013 and 43% in first half 2014.
Solar and wind projects can mean big bucks for communities – but only if they keep them local!
Solar power is the spark to energize a new energy economy from the bottom up.
With “no money down” and “zero maintenance” to attract homeowners, solar leasing has become favorite for residential solar. But direct ownership is coming back.