12 Sep '11, 12pm

The perfect eco-trio? Electric vehicles, smart grids and residential solar power: #Green

The perfect eco-trio? Electric vehicles, smart grids and residential solar power: #Green

Isn’t it great when everything just seems to come together to create a virtuous circle? That’s what’s happening in and around San Diego, California with the combination of electric vehicles (EVs), a smart grid and residential solar power systems.Electric vehicles are becoming more popular and more affordable in the US as auto manufacturers ramp up production and promotion. The same is true for residential solar power systems where government and manufacturer incentives and falling costs are making them more affordable than they’ve ever been. Combine this with innovative, forward-looking electric utilities rolling out new customer pricing models along with demand response smart grid systems and a virtuous circle can be created, and it’s happening in and around San Diego today. San Diegans drive an average 12,000 miles per year that leaves them an annual gasoline or fuel bil...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/09/12/electric-vehicles-sma...

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