06 Mar '17, 10pm

Research Shows Solar+Storage Has the Highest Benefit of Offsetting Utility Infrastructure Requirements

Research Shows Solar+Storage Has the Highest Benefit of Offsetting Utility Infrastructure Requirements

Rooftop solar company Sunrun presented a case for solar + storage having the highest benefit of offsetting utility infrastructure requirements, citing research from a Crossborder Energy. The research used data from APS in Arizona, where a settlement was reached on March 1 regarding rate designs for solar customers. Sunrun also cited recent research by Berkeley that calls into question arguments made by solar critics that rooftop solar increases retail rates. Crossborder Energy Research and the Value of Solar Crossborder found that a typical solar home in APS territory would result in more than $750 in avoided costs for the utilities and these savings would continue for 20-30 years or more. $250 per solar home in future utility transmission and distribution costs $500 in avoided natural gas peaking plants that would only be used for a few hours a day during peak demand Sunr...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/ugc/articles/2017/03/...

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