Solar batteries ... enemy of the poor?

This idea that there will be a mass exodus of consumers from the grid using solar and batteries, meanwhile leaving the poor behind to pay for network infrastructure, has got way out of hand.

The 'Declining Demand Death Spiral' is a story that has captivated many involved in the electricity sector. Imagine a downward spiral where electricity businesses chase their tails increasing prices to recover large fixed investments, which prompts customers to install solar and reduce demand, which is followed by further price rises followed by further demand drops and ad infinitum until the rich start going off the grid with batteries leaving the poor like pensioners behind.

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