Residential rooftop solar generation installations have been increasing at a fast pace over the last decade. As a result, utility companies are working to accommodate the distributed generation (DG) being connected to the electrical grid. DG resources are quickly driving changes in how the grid is used by end users. The rapid change has created several problems for utility companies including overvoltage, efficiency concerns, and voltage fluctuations causing flicker for customers. However, utilities are exploring options to accommodate the rise in DG and, more specifically, residential rooftop photovoltaics (PV).
Click here to read more about how utility electric providers are evolving with these changes.