The electric grid is changing faster than ever. With the rise of renewables and other technologies, energy is getting cleaner, more affordable, and more reliable. That said, understanding the inner workings of the power grid – voltage, distribution networks, substations, inverters, you name it – can get pretty complicated, pretty fast.
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We recently teamed up with GOOD Magazine to find out – and the answer may surprise you:
Will Van Eaton (Grid Engineering Solutions Team) discusses the role of DERs, particularly solar power, in making the electric grid cleaner, less expensive and more resilient. Published originally on TheClimateGroup.org as part of the Home2025 project.
New report: solar rooftops can strengthen an aging power grid and save Californians $1.4 billion every year
Solar rooftops are well-known for producing clean power, reducing energy bills, and helping create hundreds of thousands of jobs. But the benefits don’t need to stop there.
Improving the interconnection process benefits utilities, customers, and the grid.
Tomorrow the moon will cross into the line of sight between Europe and the sun. While people from Oslo to Istanbul make their way to work by car, bus or bicycle, a total solar eclipse will darken their skies for one hour.
The design of an electrical grid for the 21st Century is one of the world’s most exciting challenges, and at SolarCity we are vigorously engaged in assisting the effort. Our vision is of a grid that is cleaner, more efficient, more flexible, more secure, and more affordable than what we currently have today.