Grid Efficiency: Some States Have Better Electricity

RMI just came out with a report on relative efficiency of electrical production per state. Go here and click on a state to see how much it sucks or doesn’t suck, relatively speaking. Interesting and another reason to get off the centralized grid. Based on a survey of industry professionals (i.e. I asked Jeff, Ole, and Dave Holister), a grid-tied PV system most likely side steps this grid inefficiency because the electricity from your PV just goes directly to your non-PV neighbors thus creating a poor person’s distributed microgrid. Jeff, I welcome your criticism of this generalization.