GTM Squared delivers premium content in the form of in-depth article series, research highlights, and multimedia extras. Go beyond our everyday coverage and gain insider access to our experts. Pacific Gas & Electric’s interim report shows that smart inverters can indeed stabilize the grid—but reliable communications and customer acquisition will be challenges. Solar smart inverters are going to be a key grid edge technology. First, they’re going to enable rooftop solar PV systems to automatically stabilize their own collective disruptions to the grid.