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WRI: The Rise of the Urban Energy “Prosumer”

by Portal Web Editor last modified May 25, 2016 01:39 AM
Contributors: Sarah Martin, Bharath Jairaj
WRI: The Rise of the Urban Energy “Prosumer”

An increasingly important actor on India’s urban scene could help the country reach its ambitious goal of 40 gigawatts (GW) of rooftop solar power capacity by 2022. Meet the urban electricity “prosumer,” a consumer of electricity who also produces it and can sell it back to the grid, often through a rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) system. For major cities in developing countries, the prosumer could be an essential ingredient in meeting the growing need for electricity.

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