Christopher Wedding, PhD, IronOak Energy Insights CEO
Solar + storage installations are expected to grow 50x between now and 2018, totalling $1B in value, and then rising to $8B by 2026. Research suggests that 1 in 10 residential, commercial, and industrial projects could be solar + storage hybrids by 2018. Drivers include falling solar costs, falling energy storage costs, corporate go-to-market partnerships, utility interest in quicker and cheaper grid improvements, and more favorable government policies. Read more to explore how investors and developers might act on these near term, but soon approaching, growth opportunities.