Can Solar Save the Grid?

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When Steve Johnson had solar panels installed on the roof of his Boulder, Colo., home several years ago, he considered it his personal contribution to making the world a little cleaner. And if his grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) system would occasionally cause his electricity meter to spin backward during the day and trim his utility bills, so much the better.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number7607026
Pages (from-to)42-47
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Spectrum
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2016

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NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-5D00-66674


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