Saturday, July 11, 2009

Microgrid Nation

Have you ever read an opinion piece and been won over by the time you finished the second paragraph? Anya Kamenetz's recent Fast Company article, "Why the Microgrid Could Be the Answer to Our Energy Crisis" certainly had that effect on me, by making the intractable tractable. Along the way, it bursts the "energy superhighway" balloons of cleantech celebs Al Gore and Nevada Senator Harry Reid, and touts IBM and GE as large co's that get the microgrid vision.

See for yourself here, and when you're sufficienctly foaming at the mouth and ready to make it happen, here's Kamenetz's DIY micrgrid how-to manual for homeowners.

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