In the 20th century energy and water services are provided by large centralized systems. The development of renewable energy sources, especially solar energy, however generates a transition towards more decentralized services in the 21st century. The development of green buildings and other off the grid solutions facilitates a growing demand for these decentralized solutions, not only for energy but also for water services. It is the challenge for water utilities to be a player this development.
Research Article|September 01 2011
How the energy market will change water services
Water Practice and Technology (2011) 6 (3): wpt2011061.