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icons_focus-solarSolar Energy

From community solar to advancements in photovoltaic cell technology, solar is one of the most rapidly advancing technologies in the electric industry.

  • Solar is growing faster than ever
  • SEPA has been at the forefront of solar since 1992
  • 59% of consumers are interested in using solar-generated electricity at home

29 gigawatts

There are currently more than 29 gigawatts of solar installed in the US.

243% increase

Energy storage deployment in the US increased 243% between 2014 and 2015.

icons_focus-solarEnergy Storage

Energy storage is remaking the distributed energy landscape in drastic ways. From changing where and when energy is produced, to providing grid operators and utilities with increased flexibility, energy storage is an integral piece of the smart energy ecosystem.

  • Consumers are adopting energy storage technologies at home like never before
  • Energy storage has transformed distributed energy technology like solar into a 24-hour energy resource
  • Energy storage allows utilities and grid operators to have the flexibility to determine when clean energy is fed into the electricity grid

icons_focus-solarDemand Response

A way to change the way consumers think and interact with the electricity they use – that’s what demand response is all about. This approach to energy is changing the conversation between consumers and their utilities, allowing them to take an active role in how their energy is used.

  • Innovative utilities are using demand response to allow their consumers to better control when and how their energy is used
  • New innovations are allowing consumers to benefit from responsive grid resources
  • Demand response is allowing energy users to not only consume electricity, but produce it too

9.3 million

As of 2014, approximately 9.3 million US energy customers participated in demand response programs.

58.5 million

As of 2014, US electric utilities had completed 58.5 million advanced meter infrastructure installations.

icons_focus-solarEnabling Technologies

There is an entire suite of technologies powering the next wave of intelligent grid operations and design. From distributed energy resource management systems to connected home technology and electric vehicles, these innovations are changing the very nature of how we use electricity.

  • Utilities across the nation are adopting advanced inverter technology to solve the grid challenges associated with distributed energy technology
  • RTO’s like PJM are experimenting with using electric vehicles to provide grid regulation services
  • Connected home technology is letting consumers and utilities collaborate to create smarter ways of using electricity