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Grid Engineering

Envision tomorrow’s grid.

Designing the 21st century electrical grid is one of today’s most important and exciting challenges. Electricity needs across the world are evolving, and today’s obsolete electrical grid relies on centralized, finite power sources. SolarCity’s goal is to transition the current grid to be built on distributed energy resources – solar, battery storage and intelligent devices – to make cleaner, more affordable and resilient grid.

Build a better grid today.

Our Grid Engineering Solutions team is leading efforts to make the 21st century's distributed grid a reality. At SolarCity, grid engineering is more than understanding how the current power system works and how to interconnect distributed energy resources. It encompasses a cross-functional approach to evaluating engineering, economic, technology, and policy considerations side-by-side. We are applying our expertise in power systems engineering, energy economics, and advanced grid technology to unlock innovative solutions that enable the grid of the future. In doing so, SolarCity is helping solve challenges that prevent the transition from our current grid to the one that we need.

Our Grid Engineering Solutions team is leading efforts to make the 21st century's distributed grid a reality. At SolarCity, grid engineering is more than understanding how the current power system works and how to interconnect distributed energy resources. It encompasses a cross-functional approach to evaluating engineering, economic, technology, and policy considerations side-by-side. We are applying our expertise in power systems engineering, energy economics, and advanced grid technology to unlock innovative solutions that enable the grid of the future. In doing so, SolarCity is helping solve challenges that prevent the transition from our current grid to the one that we need.

Partner for a resilient future.

The design and operation of the new distributed power grid presents a major opportunity for partnering across the energy industry. Collaboration across utilities, grid operators, regulators, national laboratories, philanthropists, environmentalists, distributed energy resource providers, energy service providers and customers is paramount to meeting the challenge of modernizing the grid. We welcome any dialogue that helps foster the next generation of grid design and operations.

White papers

In the materials below, we offer a selection of grid engineering research, white papers, best practice reviews and proposed solutions that we believe will support our shift to the distributed grid of the future.

Distributed Energy Solutions

SolarCity’s distributed energy resources offer grid planners and operators flexibility in your efforts to modernize and operate the grid. Whether your need is at the local or system level, we can design an aggregated distributed energy resource portfolio to meet your grid needs.

Learn more about our distributed energy solutions.

Get in touch

To be informed when new research or white papers are published on this page, please submit your information in the form below. To connect with our Grid Engineering team to explore opportunities for leveraging distributed energy resources in the design and operation of the grid, contact us at gridx@solarcity.com.

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