As logT well knows, there are current beneficiaries of the status quo that will fight like hell to keep their slice of the pie and squash any potential competition before it gains ground. So far his group has done well to keep the existence of their competitive technology below the radar until it has enough data/support to be inevitable. The pilot projects at the university are exactly how new technologies enter the mainstream. (I say "new," although the concept has been around so long, because how they are using it is unique and exciting).

Getting the attention of some of those of those new legislators (some from New Mexico!) could be the next step to expanding their footprint. It is clearly the kind of work the Green New Deal is intended to foster.