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by Julian Spector
May 03, 2017

On the first day of May, storage companies across California grabbed ribbons and danced around a pole while collecting money for electrical self-generation.

This delightful tradition comes courtesy of the state's newly upgraded Self-Generation Incentive Program, easily the largest direct incentive for behind-the-meter energy storage in the country. The scale here is breathtaking: Of a total budget of $567 million through 2019, 79 percent must go to storage. That breaks down to $57 million for small residential systems under 10 kilowatts,...