by Julian Spector
June 02, 2017

Everybody's talking about solar-plus-storage, even if there aren't many operational projects deployed yet to fully demonstrate the value proposition.

I've been looking for a good explanation for that on-paper versus in-the-ground discrepancy, and I got one this week from Scott Rackey, the head of PV-plus-storage development at First Solar.

That company, which has the largest base of contracted and installed PV capacity in the country, has moved into storage in a big way. The term of choice in that shop, by the way, is "PVS," which...