Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative survey reveals significant overlap between EV and residential solar customer base

Written By: Stratton Report
October 19, 2016


On October 19, the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative announced that their research revealed that roughly one-half of consumers who have solar or EV technology have both and that consumers interested in one of those technologies are also interested in the other.

The SGCC surveyed 1,571 respondents on four distinct technologies and services: residential solar, community solar, green power plans, and electric vehicles.

Their research also suggested that there is a lot of headroom in terms of consumer interest: fewer than 22% of all consumers claim to have a fairly complete understanding of PV or EVs.

Patty Durand, President/CEO of SGCC noted:p class=”provocative-quote”]”By taking a deep dive into the perceptions of early solar and EV users, we are able to provide energy leaders with timely and critical data to help them envision and execute a modernized grid – one that’s best able to implement clean, renewable energy for the 21st century.”[/p]