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Grid edge

California’s patchwork push to scale up virtual power plants

The state has created more ways for solar-and-battery-equipped homes to get paid to help the grid — but not enough to save the crashing rooftop solar market.

By Jeff St. John  . 

An aerial view of a subdivision of single-family homes, many with solar panels visible on the roof
The Chatsworth neighborhood in Los Angeles, California (Mario Tama/Getty Images)