Over the course of the last 10 years, renewable energy technology has evolved to the point where true Grid & Energy Independence is not only feasible, but can result in excellent financial results for your business.
Here are the two primary drivers:
- A decade of investing in global solar generating capacity has driven solar costs down to the bone.
- Conventional electric rates have risen well above the rate of inflation (and are expected to continue) due to an aging, poorly managed grid infrastructure.
During this time, Utility companies have been largely protected from chronic mismanagement and poor decisions with ratepayers paying the price. Now, California’s largest utility provider (PG&E) has filed for bankruptcy protection for the second time in less than 20 years!
That said, here is a recap of recent AG Rates and what you can expect from PG&E as we move into 2020.
How did we get here? Where are we going? What are the solutions?
We have reached the tipping point and real options are now at your doorstep.
Solar panels are now able to deliver energy at approximately 5 to 7 cents per kWh over a 10 year period. This is well below the cost of grid-supplied electricity. As a result, more and more consumers and businesses are installing solar power. However, solar is only one piece of the energy puzzle.
Yes, solar can now provide reliable, low cost energy. But what happens when the sun isn’t shining? How do we continue to power large critical loads? Solar cannot power the grid during nighttime hours and is totally weather dependent.
Therefore, without on-demand power, we are still utterly dependent on the electric power grid.
However, by combining low cost solar + powerful clean gas generation (think clean American Natural Gas and/or Propane for the next 5-7 years, then a migration to clean burning Hydrogen fuel after that) we can deploy reliable, clean energy on-demand and keep the lights, coolers and water pumps running – all night long.
We understand that energy is a complex topic. To compound this problem, there are now many (mostly venture funded) vendors running around, chasing government rebates and telling you that battery storage using mined rare-earth metals is the solution.
At Concept Clean Energy, we feel that until domestic, non-toxic, fireproof battery storage is available, we need to focus on real energy solutions that can be deployed today.
So if you find yourself worried about rising costs, grid shutdowns, or perhaps you have been waiting for electric power on wells that were drilled months ago… let us know.
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