Distributed energy resources, from solar-plus-storage to EV charging
Distributed energy resources (DERs) are poised to transform power markets in the US, Europe and Asia. How will distributed solar, microgrids, smart devices, and EVs scale?
How do DERs, regulation, and power markets intersect?
DER proliferation is tied closely to policy.
One example: air-source and ground-source heat pumps currently have high upfront costs that act as a hurdle to deployment. Government support will be key in opening markets to these technologies. Read more: Electrification of residential and commercial space heating.
Policy can also act as a barrier. In the US, utilities trying to get more involved in the growth of public charging infrastructure can run up against regulatory boundaries precluding or limiting ownership, investment and EV services. Read more: Leading EV markets will install 30 million chargers total this decade.
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