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Old 07-08-2021, 09:07 PM   #65 (permalink)
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That's not crazy because generation is only a portion of the cost of delivering the electricity to your door. Why should the utility reimburse locally generated electricity at the retail rate when you're using the rest of the infrastructure? There are zero times when my solar production exactly matches my demand, so I am constantly using the grid as a battery; sometimes to take my excess production, and usually to supply the deficit.
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