16 Nov '11, 3pm

Silver Spring’s Maui-Oklahoma Sunshot: Last week we reported on Silver Spring Networks’ Maui smart grid projec...

Silver Spring’s Maui-Oklahoma Sunshot: Last week we reported on Silver Spring Networks’ Maui smart grid projec...

Last week we reported on Silver Spring Networks’ Maui smart grid project, including its plans to add solar power to its list of smart grid link-ups. Looks like those plans are coming true -- and you can add Oklahoma to the list. Utilities in both states are asking Silver Spring, inverter maker Fronius and solar installer SolarCity to network smart inverters that connect rooftop solar systems to the grid. Both projects are funded by the Department of Energy’s SunShot program, which represents Energy Secretary Steven Chu’s vow to reduce the overall cost of rooftop solar to $1 a watt -- not per panel, but for the entire installation: parts, labor, permitting and all. SunShot gave out $145 million in grants earlier this year, of which $25.9 million was set aside for eight solar-grid integration projects. Looks like the new Hawaii-Oklahoma partnership is one of them. In Maui, t...

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