How SolarCity and SunPower Are Revolu...

How SolarCity and SunPower Are Revolutionizing Energy

There are 2 comments on the The Motley Fool story from Jul 2, 2014, titled How SolarCity and SunPower Are Revolutionizing Energy. In it, The Motley Fool reports that:

Since Thomas Edison invented the light bulb and built the first electric grid in Manhattan there's been little change in the way we generate and distribute electricity around the world.

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Solarman

La Quinta, CA

#1 Jul 5, 2014
"Utilities like APS in Arizona are fighting solar by charging customers to "net meter" or sell extra electricity back to the grid during the day. But they see storage on the horizon and the potential of consumers and communities reducing demand without net metering, or even cutting the cord of the grid someday."

Yeah, little Jimmy McDonald for APS cried for a couple of days before the ACC, the Arizona equivalent of the PUC. APS wanted $50 to $100 dollars a month from solar PV homes and businesses to "offset the line and maintenance charges". The ACC said, O.K.$5 a month. I wonder if Jimmy is an at will employee? He may not be around for round two.

IF TESLA or BYD or one of the other battery manufacturing companies can get the cost of battery storage down to $100 a KWh, then home and business owners will have to sit down and "justify" staying connected to the Utility.
Alison Young

Ahmedabad, India

#2 Aug 10, 2014
It build massive power generators that create electricity and it's sent through transmission and distribution lines into your home where you pay a price that you can't negotiate for the energy you consume.

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