Smart tech could help fix the biggest barrier to building clean energy

A new report finds that ​“grid-enhancing technologies” can help gigawatts of solar and wind leapfrog the clean energy logjam — and save a ton of money.

The massive potential of GETs has driven utilities and grid operators in Europe and Australia to adopt the technology at significant scale over the past decade. The U.S. lags behind on that front, the report notes — both due to lack of familiarity and experience with using the technologies in question, and because utilities in much of the U.S. have ​“misaligned incentives” that reward them for making more expensive grid investments instead of seeking lower-cost alternatives.

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