Battery-Stored Solar Sparks Utilities Backlash

Battery-Stored Solar Sparks Utilities Backlash

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The dispute threatens the state’s $2 billion rooftop solar industry and indicates the depth of utilities’ concerns about consumers producing their own power. People with rooftop panels are already buying less electricity, and adding batteries takes them closer to the day they won’t need to buy from the local grid at all.