Electric Grid Integration

The integration of solar and other emerging energy sources into the US electric grid, including issues related to distributed and intermittent generation, peak power, and smart grid investments.

Most current research has shown that, because US solar penetration rates are (so far) relatively low, adding solar energy to the grid has produced net benefits when the full value of solar power is considered. Those additional benefits include:
If you have solar panels on your home or business, you can still get as much additional electricity as you need from your local distribution grid. Utilities are required by law to meet customer energy demands at any time.
Net energy metering (NEM) is a policy adopted in more than 40 states and the District of Columbia that allows electricity consumers to sell excess electricity generated from their solar panels (or other source) back onto the grid. A standard two-way...