It's totally daft (and very inefficient) for every Tom Dick and Harry to install solar or batteries when large scale, coordinated and well connected power companies can do it instead.
We'll see. I suspect it will become decentralized. Housing developments and factories are not small users. The power generation industry like big things as that is the way the industry has been for many years.
I can see a time soon when European countries will ban gas domestic water heaters for new build as they are pretty polluting and home insulation gets better after a few years, also limit the Amps supplied to each house and require local domestic electric energy storage. This is just based off a casual chat with an R&D guy from a large European tankless combination boiler company who also happened to be at the same discussion. They were doing R&D for 10 years hence with a massive Chinese battery system provider. No one knows for sure there will be many solutions but legislation will be a big part of the drivers.
Last edited by East_coast; 23-07-2019 at 05:21 PM.