Distributed energy impact

Distributed energy impact

June 19, 2016

As production of energy around the world moves to the next generation of renewable, cost-effective sources, we should strive to find means to do this more effectively than the past. 

Long-term potential benefits:

  1. Enable access to renewable resource no matter where you are: as more wind and energy sources are connected to the grid, we need to make it simpler for people to receive the energy their solar panels produce as they move across towns and states.Why do you need to register with a new utility every time you move? All we need is a mechanism to evenly communicate your production of electricity from one utility to another. In this way, your share in a community solar system can be always producing electricity for you, no matter where you are.
  2. Allow you to access your energy anytime from anywhere: as more vehicles become electric and more accessories (e.g. phones, watches, wearable...) require power, people need to be able to plug in from everywhere. Why should you pay for or struggle to find energy on-the-go, when your community solar share produces electricity somewhere else on the grid? All we need is an underlying infrastructure for identifying where you consume and where you produce energy. This infrastructure should be reliable, open and easy to access.

When you step back and look at the overall picture of energy for life, it is easy to see that this infrastructure will make access to energy much easier, more cost effective and will create many jobs in maintaining and managing it around the country. Everyone wins.




Also in Team posts

Where will the next community solar systems be installed?
Where will the next community solar systems be installed?

November 10, 2017

While solar installations have significantly grown over the last decade (until 2016), coupled with PV prices declining and efficiency increasing, the ever increasing costs for finding hosting space for solar systems is a threat to solar energy. 

Read More

Potluck Energy - Roof monitoring system rendering
How to secure your property's value

October 16, 2017

For property owners, it is vital to protect the value of their property during the last few years of ownership. Lack of proper roof maintenance can often jeopardize the sale value.

Read More

Community solar in your neighborhood
Community solar in your neighborhood

April 10, 2016

Community solar is going to change solar energy production. Aggregating a neighborhood around the construction of a single project allows us to use the best rooftops and land for solar energy production.

Read More