by Emma Foehringer Merchant
February 14, 2018

In the past, residential solar-plus-storage has been dominated by consumers determined to assert independence from the grid, even if it costs them. 

GTM Research energy storage analyst Brett Simon calls those customers “emotion-motivated early adopters” in his new report on the economics of residential solar-plus-storage. Simon writes that decision-making processes for these customers “largely flow from emotion, rather than a rational economic decision.”

Because few clear economic cases for choosing solar-plus-storage systems over solar...