Many people expect that solar power will dramatically expand once it bursts through the cost barrier and becomes less expensive than grid electricity. But archaic utility rules can effectively cap local solar development at just 15% of peak demand. Fortunately, pioneering states like Hawaii and California are exploring ways to lift the cap and bring utility rules into the 21st century.
John Farrell directs the Energy Democracy initiative at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and he develops tools that allow communities to take charge of their energy future, and pursue the maximum economic benefits of the transition to 100% renewable power.
Latest posts from John
- Utilities Aren’t Telling the Whole Truth About Solar Costs - October 5, 2023
- National Community Solar Programs Tracker - June 20, 2023
- Report: How Local Ownership of Clean Energy Boosts Benefits, Busts Barriers, and Builds Power - June 14, 2023