Do Your Solar Panels Affect Your Electricity Consumption?

Many solar industry and environmental advocates promote the claim that distribution ownership of energy is efficient. In the “Solar Impacts: Does Distributed Production Affect Consumption Choices?” study, support for this claim rests upon a fundamental assumption shared by and “virtually every current model of compensating distributed generation.” The study points out, however, that this fundamentally “assumes implicitly that one kWh of distributed generation displaces one kWh of generation from ‘somewhere else.’”

It is important to understand how customers’ behaviors change as their roles change. Read the white paper here or the full research publication here.

Questions about the study? Contact Ted Kury via email.

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