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“We are at a crossroads,” said
Yet, technology and innovation have opened up a new generation of energy resources that reduce the need for spending on unnecessary, outdated and polluting infrastructure. Clean power can be generated where it is used: solar power on roofs and batteries in garages. The cost of home batteries declined 84% over the last decade - and costs are expected to cut in half again over the next decade. More local power from solar and batteries on homes and businesses will improve reliability for Americans during increasingly frequent extreme weather events, and make the energy system more resilient for everyone.
“The old energy model is under pressure,” said Jurich. “We are making investments and policy decisions today about our energy future and need to integrate new technologies, such as home solar and batteries, that offer Americans cleaner, more resilient and affordable household energy.”
Sunrun’s report, Affordable, Clean, Reliable Energy: A Better System Created by the People, For the People, details trends that are converging to develop a better energy system and recommends incentivizing home batteries, supporting low-income access programs, maintaining simple and stable rates, and letting the competitive free market work to deliver innovation and affordability. The report is available on Sunrun’s website.
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