26 Feb '14, 12pm

Solar with batteries could allow US ‘grid defection’ by 2030: Rocky Mountain Institute: The Rocky Mountain Ins...

The report also claims that even before grid parity is reached to allow customers to bypass the grid entirely, the use of solar plus battery storage is likely to eat into utilities’ revenues. Image: ASD Sonnenspeicher. The Rocky Mountain Institute has published a report which claims it could be possible, using PV coupled with storage, for portions of the USA to "defect" away from using grid networks entirely by 2030. The report features what RMI claims is the first detailed analysis of when and where it will be possible for users of solar coupled with storage in the USA to go off-grid. The sustainability research organisation claims that while more and more people and institutions, including the Edison Electric Institute, are more aware of the possibility of customers "defecting" from grid networks by using a combination of solar power and electrical energy storage (EES), ...

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