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7.01.2009

THE APPEAL OF THE SMALL GRID

Green Readers following this blog know our philosophy has always been that local production of power for residential and small businesses makes a lot of sense. It makes so much sense that the huge utility companies reject this model as a serious threat to their monopoly on power generation and distribution.

The current issue of Fast Company magazine has an article on generating our own electricity, renewably and sustainably instead of concentrating on the 'electric superhighway's' massive upgrade to the existing of distributing power in the US.

What if we could go down to some place like Home Depot or Lowe's this long, holiday weekend and purchase a solar appliance that is easy to install and pays for itself over a few years? What if we had a system that had capacity to fuel our own house and our two neighbors, as well?


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