Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project hosted authors of the Rocky Mountain Institute’s recent report, “The Economics of Grid Defection," available here: rmi.org/electricity_grid_defection. This report looks at areas of the U.S. where solar with battery storage is either currently or imminently at cost parity with grid-purchased electricity, and analyzes the likely impacts on utilities and customers.
Panelists discussed economic trends for solar plus battery systems to enable increased customer options, including the potential for complete defection from the grid. Guest speakers from RMI reviewed key findings from their recent paper, The Economics of Grid Defection, as well as early findings from a companion paper looking at the economics of these systems when connected to the grid.
Slides from this webinar are available as a pdf here: cesa.org/assets/Uploads/7.1.14-slides.pdf