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“Our current energy system was built more than 100 years ago and was not designed for today's energy consumers, technology or climate,” said
In a new report, We Can Decarbonize Rapidly: How Consumers Are Making It Happen,
Sunrun’s analysis includes recommendations for evolving the current utility business model, maximizing the value of batteries, cutting permitting red tape, and expanding access to solar energy in vulnerable communities impacted by climate change and pollution.
“We should boldly scale local energy resources and prove how they can complement and streamline existing centralized power plants and the transmission system. This will help us develop a resilient and decarbonized energy system on a timeline that supports a prosperous and sustainable future,” said
The report further details what it means to build a consumer-centered energy system, and how on-the-ground innovation is key to success: “We are on a learning curve with distributed solar, batteries and other consumer-centered energy resources. We need to continue to encourage more adoption so we can prototype with how to share these resources and deliver services to the grid,” writes Jurich.
To learn more, read the full report at Sunrun.com/wecandecarbonizenow.
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