There are too many obstacles standing in the way of the inevitable.
If an intransigent utility happens to go extinct while being replaced by SolarCity or Google, that’s fine too.
From China’s EV vending machines to California’s autonomous EVs from Google.
Few shed a tear for the 15 percent haircut utilities profits will suffer.
Now it’s calling for the immediate replacement of obsolete utilities with distributed energy.
“No longer for the environmentally conscious; it is for the masses.”
Utilities need to chill, according to Department of Energy brain trust.
Did I mention that Silevo is locally sourced down the street from SunPower in California?
Micrqogrids are essential defenses for a dawning age of distributed generation capable of surviving the sudden, expensive superstorms of climate change.
But much of the changes we need will come from customers who can’t get what they want from the grid, concluded Asmus. “Ten years out, microgrids will be an everyday, non-controversial decision.”
Current efforts by utilities to stifle cleantech takeovers of the macrogrid, from solar taxes to worse, are being successfully fought off, as global warming throws ever more challenges in the way.
Microgrids make sense for a world where lighter and cleaner is better. Especially if you want to pack an increasingly powerful punch on a destabilized planet with problems.
“The question is not if or even when the change will come, but rather, how fast.”
Protracted and unnecessary turf battles for utility and residential control of the state’s solar bounty could stall governor Jan Brewer’s emPOWER Arizona.
Solar stocks are astronomically higher than they were years ago. And so is your investment portfolio, if you have been brave enough to throw some skin into the game.
In the last year, SolarCity’s common stock has gone supernova, from the $10s to the $70s at the speed of light.
AC/DC evidently can just get along, long after Thomas Edison and Nikolai Tesla’s bitter war.
Tesla Motors, SolarCity and more are already helping save us all from a cli-fi apocalypse.
It’s a bold claim and a startling number. But both are wrong.
From rapidly acidifying oceans and shortsighted deforestation to perpetually pollutive wars and the propping up of obsolete markets, Earth is taking killer blows that we’re going to seriously regret delivering.
Punch the term “fracking” into DOGGR’s search today and you’ll receive a white screen with the perhaps accidentally ironic query “Did you mean: cracking” in response.
Responsibility for chemical security may be shared among federal, state and local governments, as well as the private sector. But right now they’re all epically failing us, which make us sitting ducks if there is a catastrophe.
They would rather wait until the climate crisis has already ripped the roof off the world as they knew it, before doing anything significant about it.