Millions of Americans Will Soon Be Able to Turn Their Roofs Into a Lucrative Side Hustle

This article originally appeared on Business Insider.

For decades, electricity has flowed one way: from power producers to public utilities, which then distribute it over vast distances to households and businesses. That utility-to-consumer status quo, however, is getting challenged. A growing number of Americans have started generating electricity from solar panels installed at their homes. And new technologies and a fleet of startups are allowing people to not only independently power their homes but also store and sell excess solar power to their neighbors.

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