Projecting Battery Adoption In The Prosumer Era
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Marta C. Gonzalez is a faculty research scientist at Associate Professor at UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design.

                       

Projecting Battery Adoption In The Prosumer Era

Batteries certainly have the potential to disrupt the way in which current electricity systems work, introducing distributed energy storage and allowing consumers across the network to take greater control over their electricity consumption patterns. In particular, combining PV and battery systems at a household level is an important area of development, due to the mismatch between solar production and residential electricity use (see Figure 1). Furthermore, battery costs are declining, residential electricity prices are increasing and rewards for exported PV...

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