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U.S Grid Can Handle Lots of Solar PV with Low Integration Costs

| Written by John Farrell | No Comments | Updated on Mar 10, 2011 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/us-grid-can-handle-lots-solar-pv-low-integration-costs/

A state such as New York should be capable of absorbing and benefiting from well over 7 GW of high- value PV without having to incur significant integration costs beyond the cost of PV itself, further noting that the storage sizes involved could well be met with a smart deployment of interactive plug-in transportation...the low-cost penetration potential is large enough to allow for the development of a considerable localized, high-value PV generation market worth 100’s of GW in the US.

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