The world is becoming increasingly concerned about its continued reliance on the traditional power grid, the use of fossil fuels, and their environmental impact. Companies are turning to renewable solutions that generate their own energy as a result, and distributed energy resources (DERs) are gaining momentum in this movement. Global brands such as IKEAGoogle, and Apple, as well as smaller companies around the country, are using DERs to save money on energy usage, increase power reliability, and/or invest in sustainability.