Methods of Utilizing Solar Production Locally to Minimize the Duck Curve
In the typical home, the highest energy usage does not coincide with peak solar production. Because of the mismatch between timing of energy usage and solar production, more than half of the electricity generated by solar panels goes back to the utility grid, on average, and less than half is used to directly power the home's day-to-day needs.
This can put residential solar providers in a difficult position when it comes to defending the ROI of a new solar system and helping homeowners reduce their electrical bills. This session will examine actionable methods that can help leverage solar production as its generated, reducing what is fed back to the grid, to help minimize the ‘duck curve’ that challenges utilities, while helping homeowners make the most of their solar investments.