Rooftop renewables risk making the rich richer, as latecomers will struggle to access the grid

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Many people are now becoming “energy citizens” by installing rooftop solar panels and other small-scale renewable energy projects in their properties.

In theory, this is a “win-win”. Added renewable energy brings down the cost of energy, and by replacing fossil fuels, cuts planet-warming carbon dioxide emissions. But there is concern that as more people install solar panels and other renewable projects, local electricity grids may become congested.

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