A new report from the Energy Innovation Lab says outdated utility rate structures are holding back the spread of renewable energy technology.
The Midwest is not known for aggressively pushing the agenda on clean energy issues. But that may be changing as Minnesota joins other leading states in the effort to remake the electricity sector.
Over the last decade and a half, battery storage went from being the core enabler of solar PV to a marginal technology. But the industry is getting back to those roots and embracing storage once again.
One would think that last week’s landmark EPA proposal to limit CO2 emissions from power plants would be the main topic of discussion at a utility industry conference.
There’s little doubt that the combination of rooftop PV and ever-cheaper lithium-ion batteries is going to cause significant disruption in utility business models and customer relationships.