With support from a federal grant, Gabriel Chan aims to clarify the costs and benefits of distributed solar for co-ops.
Without programs encouraging drivers to charge overnight, utilities worry electric vehicles will strain the grid at peak times.
The programs offer no- or low-interest loans for appliances that charge when power tends to be cheaper and cleaner.
The rural electric cooperatives are testing how the storage technology can help customers and their systems.
A rural environmental group takes electric cooperatives to task for not providing better online information.