01 Apr '17, 9am

Diving into the solar microgrid revolution

The following is an edited excerpt from "The Microgrid Revolution: Business Strategies for Next Generation Electricity" (Prager, 2016). Electricity, typically AC, has historically been a relatively homogenous product in homes and offices. Now, with "distributed generation," electricity produced as a function of location (say, rooftops) as well as technology (say, photovoltaics) can be produced economically at smaller scale. It can be generated and used as DC power for home electronics or LED lighting. Such technological possibilities allow novel business models. A whole lot of electricity demand can thus be met by new technologies, with no overlap with traditional AC electricity. Thus, DC and AC electricity can be mapped to different uses and constitute distinct product-markets from a business development viewpoint. Many such electricity applications can be splintered off ...

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