POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for Jan. 4, 2016

Electric utility trends for 2016; Google expands Project Sunroof


POV: Power Breakfast

A nearly daily update of energy-related news:

  • Electric utility trends for 2016 include an increased adoption of energy storage. While this technology is still considered too expensive, Electric Light & Power and POWERGRID International state that prices are likely to continue to decline. Other trends for 2016 include a rise in natural gas prices, continued mergers and a growing interest in microgrids.
  • According to the AP, Google is expanding Project Sunroof to allow homeowners to gather information on whether rooftop solar panels are a good deal. Project Sunroof was launched in the summer of 2015 in selected metros including San Francisco and Boston. Google has invested more than $1 billion into solar energy in recent years. According to the EIA, solar energy accounts for about 1 percent of the U.S.’s total reported electricity generation.
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