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Reverse Power Flow: How Solar+Batteries Shift Electric Grid Decision Making from Utilities to Consumers

Reverse Power Flow: How Solar+Batteries Shift Electric Grid Decision Making from Utilities to Consumers

John Farrell

July 17, 2018

For 100 years, most decisions about the U.S. electric grid have been made at the top by electric utilities, public regulators, and grid operators. That era has ended, and our report details how the collective impact of individual consumers installing solar-plus-storage reverses the flow of power on the electricity grid.  READ MORE


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Energy Democracy Media Roundup — Week of September 17, 2018

Energy Democracy Media Roundup — Week of September 17, 2018

Hibba Meraay

September 18, 2018

This week in Energy Democracy news: Community solar is making solar power more accessible to underserved communities. With the onset of Hurricane Florence, homeowners look to solar and storage instead of generators for backup power. In Arizona, voters will consider a   READ MORE


Energy Democracy Media Roundup — Week of September 4, 2018

Video: Solutionary Perspectives Clean Energy, Community Economy, and Energy Democracy Webinar

Video: Solutionary Perspectives Clean Energy, Community Economy, and Energy Democracy Webinar

Marie Donahue

September 5, 2018

Earlier this summer, ILSR Energy Democracy Research Associate Marie Donahue participated in an online video series entitled Solutionary Perspectives, produced by the Backbone Campaign’s Solutionary Rails project. The recent episode “Clean Energy, Community Economy, and Energy Democracy” released last week focus  READ MORE


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