Regardless of what drives the action — state regulation, federal policy, economic reality — collaboration between utilities and the solar industry is now becoming prevalent. Expanding definitions...
Solar Tech Outlook
Manufacturers scale up for utility applications.
ability to provide more solar energy throughout the day.
Gillette, First Solar: Energy storage is a key to the future. We need greater ability to store electricity reliably. It’s a key to the increased use of alternatives and to reducing our dependence on oil. But as much as I support technology and technological advancements, I also believe we need to maximize what we have now. We have to work to improve our existing technologies, make them more sustainable and affordable, and maximize the benefits to society. We need blue sky and we need reality, and we need them in balance.