Dr. Sioshansi has an article about solar generation in the latest issue of Energy Spectrum magazine. It is titled, “Solar panels with batteries are money makers”. To read it, click here, and scroll to page 23.
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A recording of the talk on that Dr. Sioshansi and colleagues did for the Florence School of Regulation on Energy Communities and their role in the current energy crisis is now available on YouTube. You can watch it below.
In the context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Europe must radically transform its energy system to ensure a reliable and affordable energy supply to its citizens and firms.
Can energy communities be part of the toolbox that Europe and other parts of the world rely upon to accelerate the decarbonization of the energy system and shield consumers from extraordinarily high and volatile prices?
Falling renewable energy costs and digitalization of energy make it possible. However, is technological progress enough? Are households and firms concretely interested in joining collective action? Can viable business models be built around the notion of community energy? What is the role of public policies and regulation?