Energy predictions for 2015

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Dave Angelini
Dave Angelini Solar Expert Posts: 6,767 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
The article in the link has utility predictions for this year. Anyone see any of this happening? I am still looking (7 years now) for a smart grid mini split and an inverter to run it.

http://www.utilitydive.com/news/predictions-2015-part-2-7-insider-views-on-the-utility-business/351181/
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  • Dave Angelini
    Dave Angelini Solar Expert Posts: 6,767 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
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    Here is another hopeful solution. It still is not smart enough to know how the solar source is doing minute by minute with the load unattended.

    https://www.powerwisesystems.com/products/control/mini-split-heat-pump-controls/
    "we go where power lines don't" Sierra Nevada mountain area
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  • SolarPowered
    SolarPowered Solar Expert Posts: 626 ✭✭✭
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    My prediction is utility consumption will increase 18% due to the rate of electric cars purchased, while 10% of overall consumption is reduced via LED lighting, energy efficient refrigerators, and variable speed pool pumps, and hot tub heaters.
    That means we will see an increase in consumption up 8%.
    Doesn't matter with my clients that are solar though my average system is overproducing by 14%.