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A few days ago I read about an electricity utility and a blockchain company coming together to offer companies guaranteed ‘on the grid’ green electricity. The utility says customers have expressed ‘tracebility’ of the electricity was of value

Wes Herche, a real smart guy out in Arizona chimed in:

Then I saw this ‘virtual self-consumption’ term in an IEA-PVPS report talking about EV growth. Virtual self consumption (to me) means you take into consideration your electricity everywhere, and you might just be bringing a battery along to plug in when you get there.

If we all bought 100kWh electric cars – we’d have almost two full days of the US grid backup sitting in our driveways, or our offices, or the mall, etc – all places where you might be increasing the load, and maybe the accessible electricity assets as well.

By John Fitzgerald Weaver

John Fitzgerald Weaver is a solar developer; known digitally as the 'Commercial Solar Guy.' As a project developer and installer, he’s sold and managed 50+ solar projects, valued over $25 million, ranging in size from 5kW to 1500kW. He’s been involved in many aspects of the solar supply chain –- as a company founder, developer, project manager, manufacturer, permit runner, salesman, contractor and financier. In his free time he tries to get away and clear his mind by climbing mountains, or more regularly by enjoying an IPA or scotch, and really loves the strange connection between politics, energy, finance, and environment in the energy world.

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