The Electricity Ecosystem will be made of Elephants and Ants

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Source – GTM is predicting 4.5GWh of distributed battery storage in the USA by 2020. That’s equal to three large nuclear power plants. Also by 2020 they are expecting 1.6GWh per year – that’s equal to one nuclear power plant per year, with each year’s following plant being 10-30% larger, 5% cheaper and 5% longer lasting.

A healthy ecosystem is made of large, lumbering creatures as well as small, countless members. It interests me when I hear that a bear eating salmon from a river leads toward a healthy following of animals that eat the leftovers from said fishing. Electricity usage, in its infancy, was a super local thing – you produced onsite and you used onsite. Then we build nationwide power grids thanks to Tesla and Niagara Falls. However, as our technology has advanced – it seems as if having some large, central running systems plus millions of distributed small systems is the healthiest, most robust system.

Your home, your car, your battery kit – these things will be part of you and you will be part of the larger energy ecosystem.

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John Fitzgerald Weaver
Solar Power Plant Project Developer at Commercial Solar Guy
John Fitzgerald Weaver is a solar developer, digitally as the 'Commercial Solar Guy.' As a project developer and installer, he’s sold and managed 50+ solar projects, totalling over $25 million - with their sizes ranging from 5kW to 1500kW. He’s been involved in many aspects of the solar supply chain – as a company founder, developer, project manager, manufacturer, permit runner, salesman, contractor and financier, climbs mountains, played football, enjoys an IPA or scotch, needs to get away, and really loves this strange connection between politics, energy, finance, environment, etc in the energy world, and likes run on sentences.