The Inflation Reduction Act offers a myriad of incentives to super charge the growth of clean energy technologies, including solar, energy storage and electric vehicles. The timing is critical as each of these individual technologies must be deployed at breakneck speed to reach key decarbonization targets and curb climate change.
To be successful in the long term, it’s critical to devise policies, business models and partnerships that drive greater coordination between the technologies to optimize their benefits. Improved integration is already happening, especially by combining solar and energy storage to accelerate the adoption of EVs. But a more holistic approach to technology, policy and infrastructure is needed.
This paper explores the massive opportunity— and the challenges — of integration at scale.