Distributed solar’s continued growth requires aligning interests of utilities, solar companies.
There is a looming disconnect between the rapidly evolving new world of distributed energy technologies and the old world of electricity pricing.
Vertical integration, the process of companies owning more and more of their own supply chains is a curious trend that has been washing through U.S. solar.
Cost-effective solutions are needed to ensure future investment in charging stations.
Utility investors should proceed with caution due to the potential of grid defection brought about by distributed solar plus storage.
Despite EVs still encompassing a small share of total passenger vehicle sales, they continue to grow in popularity and are effectively “in”.
Disruptive innovation in the electricity sector has been outpacing regulatory and utility business model reform, causing conflict.
Today’s utility business models and regulatory environment don’t incentivize the rapid evolution of solar and energy storage. That needs to change.