The Australian utility lobby has said it would take 30 years for a suburban home to payback the solar energy and battery storage investment it would take to get off the grid. Steve Madson, the head of Australian company Country Solar, just proved them wrong. Way wrong.
The SGIP pays Californians for using certain renewable energy systems, like turbines, and also pays households with energy storage systems, like home batteries. We’re not talking about a few extra pennies, either. The SGIP pays energy storage users over a dollar per watt.