Over the past two decades, the energy system has started to shift from central infrastructure towards decentralization. While renewable energy comes in both centralized (e.g. large hydro or offshore wind) and decentralized forms (e.g. solar photovoltaics), recent technological trends have opened the possibility of even more radical decentralization. The convergence of small-scale energy conversion and storage with electric mobility and digital technology makes energy systems with high degrees of local autonomy a real possibility. This creates opportunities for new self-consumption business models and peer-to-peer trading of renewables, but also challenges the current institutional framework for energy markets.
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