by Stephen Lacey
February 17, 2016

If we built a grid with all the most advanced distributed technologies -- solar, batteries, smart inverters, intelligent appliances and cars -- would it actually be desirable?

A distributed grid offers more choice and enables more digital control. But would it be a better alternative economically than the centralized system we have in place today?

That's what Ryan Hanley, SolarCity's director of grid engineering solutions, wanted to figure out. In a new white paper, SolarCity argues that a distributed grid could be worth $1.4 billion to...